Foundations of Chemistry 12 (2):137-148 (2010)
|Abstract||I will trace the little known prehistory and parts of the better known history of CO 2 by investigating some of the names it has been given from Antiquity to the present day. In Antiquity, the words pneuma or spiritus letalis designated both a supernatural force and an exhalation that emanated from certain caves. We will see how CO 2 gradually came to be regarded as something natural, a gas and then substance|
|Keywords||Carbon dioxide Gas History of science History of religion Global warming Greenhouse gas|
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