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Boyle presents details of nine experiments, including the withdrawal of air to extinguish a flame.

Subject: Natural Philosophy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'New Experiments concerning the relation between light and air (in shining wood and fish;) made by the honourable Robert Boyle, and by him addressed from Oxford to the publisher, and so communicated to the Royal Society'

Received by Henry Oldenburg on 28 November 1667. Read to the Royal Society on 28 November, 5 December and 12 December 1667

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Robert Boyle

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Robert Boyle, Paper, 'Some new experiments about light and aire' by Robert Boyle, 1667, CLP/4i/20, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 July 2024

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