- Jabir ibn Hayyan, 8th-century a.d., Arab alchemist.
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On the strength of these works, Geber has ranked high as a chemist.Alchemy: Ancient and Modern
H. Stanley Redgrove
The first certain mention of saltpetre (sal petrae) is in Geber.De Re Metallica
Whether gibber comes from geber, as Dr Johnson contends, must remain in doubt.
For every private thing by its proper humidity doth perform nothing but vitrificatory fusion, saith Geber.
Which Geber knew very well: the compleat calcination of Sol, is most difficult: He renders the causes thereof.
- Latinized form of Jabir, assumed in honour of Jabir ibn Hayyan by a 14th-century alchemist, probably Spanish: he described the preparation of nitric and sulphuric acids