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Paper describing experiments to dissolve gold using aqua regia and separate the resulting liquids. The author also discusses gold-tinted glass sticks made with small amounts of gold in Venice [Italy], and his attempt to recreate the sticks using white sand, nitre, ceruss [cerussite], borrax [borax], salt, and fine gold.

Subject: Chemistry

Read to the Royal Society on 26 February 1729.

Reference number
CLP/11ii/17
Earliest possible date
1729
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'Memorandum's about experiments upon gold, and the aethereale spirit that have been done here' by unknown author, 1729, CLP/11ii/17, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_11ii_17/paper-memorandums-about-experiments-upon-gold-and-the-aethereale-spirit-that-have-been-done-here-by-unknown-author, accessed on 24 May 2024

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