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Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) posing with his apparatus for combustion analysis.

Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) posing with his apparatus for combustion analysis.

Issue 40 outlines the history and importance of the chemical technique known as combustion analysis and highlights a reproduction of Liebig’s famous 1831 instrument for this purpose made by the late Dr. Melvyn Usselman of the University of Western Ontario and donated to our museum collections in 2005.

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This site highlights the Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry, which are a joint venture of the Ralph E. Oesper Chemistry-Biology Library of the University of Cincinnati and of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cincinnati.  The collections consist of three components: The Apparatus Museum, the rare Books and Journals collection, and the historical Portraits and Prints collection.  Each of these may be separately accessed either by selecting the appropriate tab or by clicking on the various highlighted links.  The origins of the collections may be accessed by selecting the link for History and the origins of this website by selecting the link for Credits.

Selected Images from the Oesper Collections


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