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Carbonated Water

July 11, 2010
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Carbonated_water In 1767, Joseph Priestley invented carbonated

In 1767, Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water when he first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide when he suspended a bowl of water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England.[7] The air blanketing the fermenting beer—called ‘fixed air’—was known to kill mice suspended in it. Priestley found water thus treated had a pleasant taste, and he offered it to friends as a cool, refreshing drink. In 1772, Priestley published a paper entitled “Impregnating Water with Fixed Air” in which he describes dripping “oil of vitriol” (sulfuric acid) onto chalk to produce carbon dioxide gas, and encouraging the gas to dissolve into an agitated bowl of water.[8] read more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonated_water

In 1771, chemistry professor Torbern Bergman independently invented a similar process to make carbonated water. In poor health and frugal, he was trying to reproduce naturally-effervescent spring waters thought at the time to be beneficial to health


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