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Paper, 'General observations on the spectra of carbon and its compounds' by [George Downing] Liveing and [James] Dewar

Reference number: PP/2/17

Date: 1882

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Liveing and Dewar write: 'In our two former papers on the spectra of the compounds of carbon with hydrogen and nitrogen (Proc. Roy. Soc., vol. 30) we described the results of a long series of synthetical and analytical experiments which had enabled us to trace satisfactorily a fluted band spectrum which occurs in the arc and spark discharge in many compounds of carbon, and generally when carbon poles are used to transmit the current of the arc or spark in air, to the compound substance cyanogen.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes a diagram of the cyanogen spectrum.

Subject: Spectroscopy

Received 12 June 1882. Read 15 June 1882.

A version of this paper was published in volume 34 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'General observations on the spectra of carbon and its compounds'.

Reference number
PP/2/17
Earliest possible date
1882
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
12 pages
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Manuscript
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James Dewar

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George Downing Liveing

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James Dewar, George Downing Liveing, Paper, 'General observations on the spectra of carbon and its compounds' by [George Downing] Liveing and [James] Dewar, 1882, PP/2/17, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_2_17/paper-general-observations-on-the-spectra-of-carbon-and-its-compounds-by-george-downing-liveing-and-james-dewar, accessed on 01 March 2024

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