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Paper, 'Observations on last weeke's experiment to demonstrate the phlogiston or aether in mars and oil of vitriol by explosion, and how to condense it' by unknown author

Reference number: CLP/11ii/16

Date: 01 February 1730

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Paper describing various experiments that demonstrate the phlogiston, a theorised fire-like element released during combustion, using oil of vitriol [sulphuric acid] and mars, a pigment made from an iron oxide base. The author also provides remarks on these experiments and on similar experiments relating to the phlogiston carried out by Sir Isaac Newton.

Subject: Chemistry

Read to the Royal Society on 15 February 1729 [1730].

Reference number
CLP/11ii/16
Earliest possible date
01 February 1730
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Ink on paper
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4 pages
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Manuscript

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Paper, 'Observations on last weeke's experiment to demonstrate the phlogiston or aether in mars and oil of vitriol by explosion, and how to condense it' by unknown author, 01 February 1730, CLP/11ii/16, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_11ii_16/paper-observations-on-last-weekes-experiment-to-demonstrate-the-phlogiston-or-aether-in-mars-and-oil-of-vitriol-by-explosion-and-how-to-condense-it-by-unknown-author, accessed on 18 June 2024

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