1825 Benzene

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Michael Faraday chemistry


Benzene names

Benzene lamp

Cooking with gas

Benzene is harmful, nauseating, and flammable.

At the time, most illuminating gas was produced by destructive distillation of coal or peat; however, the Portable Gas Company made their gas from oil. Michael Faraday’s brother Robert worked for the Portable Gas Company.

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