1828 in science

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The year 1828 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Biochemistry[edit]

  • Urea becomes the first organic compound to be artificially synthesised, by Friedrich Wöhler, potentially discrediting a cornerstone of vitalism, the belief that life is not subject to the laws of science in the way inanimate objects are.

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

  • Jöns Jakob Berzelius produces a table of atomic weights and discovers thorium.
  • Friedrich Wöhler synthesizes urea, thereby establishing that organic compounds could be produced from inorganic starting materials, disproving the theory of vitalism.[2]

Medicine[edit]

Paleontology[edit]

Physics[edit]

Technology[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "April 27". Today in Science History. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Wöhler". Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of Chemical Sciences. Chemical Heritage Foundation. 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  3. ^ Puschmann, Theodor. Handbuch der Geschichte der Medizin 3. Jena. p. 384. 
  4. ^ Green, George (1828). An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism. Nottingham: T. Wheelhouse. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  5. ^ Ferrers, N. M. (ed.). Mathematical papers of the late George Green. 
  6. ^ Cannell, D. M. (1999). "George Green: An Enigmatic Mathematician". American Mathematical Monthly 106 (2): 136–151. doi:10.2307/2589050. 
  7. ^ Gale, W.K.V. (1981). Ironmaking. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications. p. 22. ISBN 0-85263-546-X. 
  8. ^ Bevan, John (1996). The Infernal Diver: the lives of John and Charles Deane, their invention of the diving helmet and its first application... London: Submex. pp. 28–33. ISBN 0-9508242-1-6. 
  9. ^ Nicholson, Peter (1828). A Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-cutting. London: Thomas Hurst, Edward Chance & Company. pp. 39–60. 
  10. ^ Welch, Henry (1837). "On the Construction of Oblique Arches". In Loudon, John Claudius. Architectural Magazine (London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman) IV: 90. "The stones were cut, or dressed, previously to the erection of the centre" 
  11. ^ Schofield, Reginald B. (2000). Benjamin Outram, 1764–1805: An Engineering Biography. Cardiff: Merton Priory Press. pp. 149–154. ISBN 1-898937-42-7.