publication date: Monday, October 30, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)

category: Science

clue: Not even HCl could damage this alchemist's contribution to science.

explanation: Jabir was an 8th-century alchemist whose insistence on experimentation and invention of machinery gave rise to the science of chemistry. Among his discoveries was hydrochloric acid ("HCl"). more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Adrianne Rodgers, and Aaron Weiss


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