© Dr. Steve Rapp, 2004
Premises of the
Weight loss occurs when combustibles are burned
because they lose phlogiston.
Fire burns out in an enclosed space because it
saturates the air with phlogiston.
Charcoal leaves very little residue when burned
because it is made mostly of phlogiston.
Animals die in an airtight space because the air
becomes saturated with phlogiston.
Some metal calxes turn to metals when heated with
charcoal because the phlogiston from the charcoal
restores the phlogiston in the metal.