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Paper, 'Researches on modern explosives. Preliminary communication' by William Macnab and Emanuel Joseph Ristori

Reference number: PP/24/2

Date: 1894

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The authors write: 'During the last two years we have carried out a long series of experiments with explosive compounds for the purpose of studying chemical reactions at high temperatures and pressures, and of elucidating certain thermal constants relating chiefly to the specific heat of gases under such conditions. For these experiments we have principally used nitro-glycerin, nitro-cellulose, and several combinations of these two bodies which are used as smokeless gunpowders, for the reason that such modern explosives offer the advantage of not only presenting comparatively simple chemical reactions, owing to the absence of solid residue, but also of enabling considerable variations to be made in their composition so as to vary the proportions of the elements reacting.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physical chemistry

Received 28 February 1894. Read 10 May 1894. Communicated by William Ramsay.

A version of this paper was published in volume 56 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Researches on modern explosives.—Preliminary communication'.

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PP/24/2
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1894
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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10 pages
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Typescript
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William Macnab

Emanuel Joseph Ristori

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William Macnab, Emanuel Joseph Ristori, Paper, 'Researches on modern explosives. Preliminary communication' by William Macnab and Emanuel Joseph Ristori, 1894, PP/24/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_24_2/paper-researches-on-modern-explosives-preliminary-communication-by-william-macnab-and-emanuel-joseph-ristori, accessed on 21 July 2024

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