On This Day In Chemistry

May 24th

German physicist, engineer and glass blower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was born on this day in 1686

He invented the alcohol thermometer (1709) and mercury thermometer (1714). He also developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale by reference to three fixed points of temperature, where a mixture of ice, water and ammonium chloride was taken as 0 ˚F.
 

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