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Unpublished paper, 'On the voltaic circles producible by the mutual neutralisation of acid and alkaline fluids, and on various related forms of electromotors' by [Charles Romley] Adler Wright and C Thompson

Reference number: AP/65/11

Date: 1888

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The authors describe their examinations of a variety of cells analogous to Becquerel’s 'pile à oxygène', i.e., containing two platinum or other non-oxidisable plates, one immersed in an acid fluid, the other in an alkaline one, the two fluids being connected by a wet wick or siphon, and either some oxidising agent being also contained in the acid or some reducing substance in the alkali. In the first case continuous evolution of oxygen is brought about from the surface of the plate immersed in the alkali; in the second the converse phenomenon is observed, i. e., hydrogen is continuously evolved from the plate in the acid; in each case the quantity of gas liberated is equivalent to the current passing as measured by a small silver voltameter [coulometer].

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Physics / Chemistry

Received 18 January 1888. Read 2 February 1888.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 43 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the voltaic circles producible by the mutual neutralisation of acid and alkaline fluids, and on various related forms of electromotors'.

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AP/65/11
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1888
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Ink and coloured pencil on paper
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10 pages
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Manuscript

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Charles Romley Alder Wright

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Charles Romley Alder Wright, Unpublished paper, 'On the voltaic circles producible by the mutual neutralisation of acid and alkaline fluids, and on various related forms of electromotors' by [Charles Romley] Adler Wright and C Thompson, 1888, AP/65/11, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_65_11/unpublished-paper-on-the-voltaic-circles-producible-by-the-mutual-neutralisation-of-acid-and-alkaline-fluids-and-on-various-related-forms-of-electromotors-by-charles-romley-adler-wright-and-c-thompson, accessed on 28 May 2024

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