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Williamson begins by providing a brief overview of existing research into the constitution of salts. He then describes an experiment in which powdered ethylate of soda is added to chloroform and distilled, and another in which sodium is dissolved in absolute alcohol before adding chloroform and more sodium before distillation. Williamson then analyses the distillate.

Subject: Chemistry

Received and read 15 June 1854. Communicated by Dr [William] Sharpey.

This paper was published in full in volume 7 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On some new derivatives of chloroform'.

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Alexander William Williamson

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Alexander William Williamson, Paper, 'On some new derivatives of chloroform' by A W [Alexander William] Williamson, June 1854, AP/37/29, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 June 2024

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