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Henshaw describes how to perform 14 different experiments relating to the expansion of water during the freezing process.

Subject: Chemistry

Read to the Royal Society on 3 December 1662

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Thomas Henshaw

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Thomas Henshaw, Paper, 'Experiments concerning freezing' by Mr [Thomas?] Henshaw, 1662, CLP/4i/4, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 May 2024

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