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Clowes writes: 'A study of the experiments which have been made to determine the composition of atmospheres, which act extinctively upon flame, shows that in many cases the atmosphere under examination was in contact with water. The solvent action of water on the carbon dioxide present seems in such cases likely to disturb the composition of the mixture. In other cases, only the proportion of oxygen in the extinctive atmosphere was noted, and the nature of the diluent gas or gases was not taken into consideration.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 14 March 1894. Read 10 May 1894. Communicated by [Henry Edward?] Armstrong.

A version of this paper was published in volume 56 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The composition of atmospheres which extinguish flame'.

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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