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Who actually discovered Calcium fluoride?
« on: June 08, 2012, 07:22:02 PM »
I tried to google but I couldn't find an exact answer. Would you be so kind inform me the name of  whoever found it and the source link to your answer? Thank you so much!

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Re: Who actually discovered Calcium fluoride?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 09:22:35 PM »
There are things in this world that have been known since antiquity, and we don't have the name of the first person to use iron, or to realize the bluish rock azurite, when roasted, yields copper.  Calcium fluoride, the compound is pretty much the same as the mineral fluorite.  And unless you find a reference book of minerals, the discoverer of that rock, and the fluorite mineral within it, and that the chemical formula is CaF is probably jut not very notable.
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Re: Who actually discovered Calcium fluoride?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 12:28:11 AM »
1529 Jachymov (Czech Republic)
1530 Professor George Stokes in England discovered a blue fluorescence in UV.
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Re: Who actually discovered Calcium fluoride?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 02:40:17 AM »
1529 Jachymov (Czech Republic)

Didn't know Czech Republic existed at the time.

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1530 Professor George Stokes in England discovered a blue fluorescence in UV.

Wow, he made this discovery almost 300 years before he was born and before the discovery of the UV.
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Re: Who actually discovered Calcium fluoride?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 02:41:40 AM »
1529 Jachymov (Czech Republic)

Didn't know Czech Republic existed at the time.

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1530 Professor George Stokes in England discovered a blue fluorescence in UV.

Wow, he made this discovery almost 300 years before he was born and before the discovery of the UV.

That's definitely with the Noball prize!
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Re: Who actually discovered Calcium fluoride?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 03:37:53 AM »
1529 Jachymov (Czech Republic)

Didn't know Czech Republic existed at the time.

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1530 Professor George Stokes in England discovered a blue fluorescence in UV.



Wow, he made this discovery almost 300 years before he was born and before the discovery of the UV.
now Czech Republic  (correct)
1530 = my horrible printing error = should be 1850
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