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Paper, 'Note on the development of feeble currents by purely physical action, and on the oxidation under voltaic influences of metals not ordinarily regarded as spontaneously oxidisable' by Charles Romley Alder Wright and C Thompson

Reference number: PP/11/13

Date: 1887

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The authors write: 'In the course of a series of further experiments on cells set up with “aeration plates” (plates simultaneously in contact with the air and the electrolytic fluid used in the cells—‘Roy. Soc. Proc.,’ vol. 42, p. 212 [see PP/10/27]), we have made a large number of determinations of the E. M. Fs. developed with incorrodible aeration plates of various kinds (e. g., platinum foil, spongy platinum, thin sheet gold, &c.) when opposed to the same oxidisable metal, such as copper or zinc, in contact with the same electrolytic fluid, e. g., dilute sulphuric acid or caustic soda solution.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry / Electricity

Received 24 November 1887. Read 15 December 1887.

A version of this paper was published in volume 43 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Note on the development of feeble currents by purely physical action, and on the oxidation under voltaic influences of metals not ordinarily regarded as spontaneously oxidisable'.

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PP/11/13
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1887
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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8 pages
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Charles Romley Alder Wright, Paper, 'Note on the development of feeble currents by purely physical action, and on the oxidation under voltaic influences of metals not ordinarily regarded as spontaneously oxidisable' by Charles Romley Alder Wright and C Thompson, 1887, PP/11/13, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_11_13/paper-note-on-the-development-of-feeble-currents-by-purely-physical-action-and-on-the-oxidation-under-voltaic-influences-of-metals-not-ordinarily-regarded-as-spontaneously-oxidisable-by-charles-romley-alder-wright-and-c-thompson, accessed on 17 June 2024

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