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The authors write: 'Although selenic acid was prepared by Mitscherlich so far back as the year 1827, few chemists appear to have studied its properties. This want of interest in selenic acid is rather surprising, seeing that it possesses so close a relationship to sulphuric acid, which is so important a compound. Finding the chemistry of selenic acid so meagre, we resolved to make an investigation of this body, with the view of bringing, so far as we could, its chemistry abreast with that of sulphuric acid, and also in the hope that its study would yield results which might throw additional light on the relations of the latter acid. The following pages contain the results at which we have arrived.'

Annotations in pencil. Note on front reads 'This slip more correct than "copy"'.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 6 April 1889. Read 2 May 1889. Communicated by Henry Roscoe.

A version of this paper was published in volume 46 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Researches in the chemistry of selenic acid and other selenium compounds'.

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Charles A Cameron

John Macallan

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Charles A Cameron, John Macallan, Paper, 'Researches in the chemistry of selenic acid and other selenium compounds' by Charles A Cameron and John Macallan, 1889, PP/14/2, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 18 July 2024

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