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Paper, 'On the mutual action of sulphuric acid and alcohol, with observations on the composition and properties of the resulting compound' by Henry Hennell

Reference number: AP/10/7

Date: 1826

Description

Hennell describes experiments carried out to determine the nature of the substance produced through the distillation of sulphuric acid and alcohol, typically called oil of wine. He determines that the substance is a previously undescribed compound of sulphuric acid, carbon, and hydrogen.

Corrections appear throughout in ink.

Subject: Chemistry

Communicated by W T [William Thomas] Brande. Read to the Royal Society on 9 March 1826.

This paper was published in the 1826 volume of Philosophical Transactions as 'On the mutual action of sulphuric acid and alcohol, with observations on the composition and properties of the resulting compound'.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society], volume 2.

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AP/10/7
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1826
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Ink on paper
Page extent
17 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Henry Hennell

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Henry Hennell, Paper, 'On the mutual action of sulphuric acid and alcohol, with observations on the composition and properties of the resulting compound' by Henry Hennell, 1826, AP/10/7, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_10_7/paper-on-the-mutual-action-of-sulphuric-acid-and-alcohol-with-observations-on-the-composition-and-properties-of-the-resulting-compound-by-henry-hennell, accessed on 01 March 2024

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