On This Day – January 19 : Scottish chemist James Dewar produced solid air at the Royal Institution on this day in 1894

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Dewar’s work on cooling gases formed the foundation of the field of cryogenics. He was the first person to produce liquid and solid hydrogen (H2), and the first to show that liquid oxygen (O2) is magnetic.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar