|MadSci Network: Science History|
Lavoisier and Priestly were involved with carbon dioxide earlier, but did not make dry ice. According to this excerpt from a book by Charles Sheffield, In 1834, Charles Saint-Ange Thilorier of produced carbon dioxide snow (dry ice, melting point -78.50C) for the first time using gas expansion. A hundred years later, Dry ice found one of its most popular uses: keeping ice cream cold. Here is a nice website with experiments involving dry ice: Dry Ice Information
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