Timeline created by andreav12
  • Hennig Brand

    Hennig Brand
    Accidentally discovered phosphorus while trying to find gold in urine.
  • Joseph Black

    Joseph Black
    Joseph Black set out to find a cure for kidney stones. He ended up finding thick air that could set off a flame of fire. Now we call it Carbon dioxide.
  • Daniel Rutherford

    Daniel Rutherford
    Daniel Rutherford discovered Nitrogen
  • Joseph Priestley

    Joseph Priestley
    Priestly discovered 9 new gases by messing around with acid. Invented carbonation by the inspiration of water on top of beer.
  • Antoine Lavoisier

    Antoine Lavoisier
    French chemist discovered that the reason calx is heavier than metal is that it absorbs air. Also, elements like sulfur gained weight when burned.
  • Joseph Priestley (Brighter Flame)

    Joseph Priestley (Brighter Flame)
    Started studying the red Calx of Mercury. Used a sample of mercury Calx and used the sun to heat it up, which created a gas. He then put that gas over a lit candle and the fire grew and lit up more than usual.
  • Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier

    Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier
    With combined information, they both led up to the discovery of oxygen.
  • Henry Cavendish

    Henry Cavendish
    Henry Cavendish discovered Hydrogen by mixing zinc with acid
  • Humphry Davy

    Humphry Davy
    Discovery of Potassium using burnt wood and electrical energy to break it down into its elements. The next day discovered sodium with the same electrical system.
  • Humphry davy (More elements)

    Humphry davy (More elements)
    A year later he used the same machine to discover Barium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Strontium. With his idea of electricity, chemists were able to find more elements like Aluminum, Boron, Iodine, Lithium, and Silicon.