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Strutt writes: 'During the past year I have continued the work described in a former communication on the relative densities of hydrogen and oxygen,* in the hope of being able to prepare lighter hydrogen than was then found possible. To this end various modifications have been made in the generating apparatus.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 26 February 1889. Read 7 March 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 45 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the composition of water'.

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John William Strutt, Paper, 'On the composition of water' by Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], 1889, PP/13/24, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 July 2024

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