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Paper, 'On the electro-chemical equivalent of silver, and on the absolute electromotive force of Clark cells' by Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]

Reference number: PP/4/39

Date: 1884

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Strutt writes: 'The investigations upon this subject which have been carried on by Mrs Sidgwick and myself during the last year and a half, though not yet quite finished, are so far advanced that no doubt remains as to the general character of the results; and as these results have application in the daily work of practical electricians, it is thought desirable to communicate them without further delay. The currents are measured by balancing the attraction and repulsion of coaxal coils against known weights, as described before the British Association in 1882, a method which has fully answered the favourable expectations then expressed. To what was said on that occasion it will be sufficient for the present to add that the readings are taken by reversal of the current in the fixed coils, and the difference of weights thus found (about 1 gram) represents the double force of attraction, free from errors depending upon the connections of the suspended coil, and other sources of disturbance.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry / Electricity

Received 17 March 1884. Read 27 March 1884.

A version of this paper was published in volume 36 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the electro-chemical equivalent of silver, and on the absolute electromotive force of Clark cells'.

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PP/4/39
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1884
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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8 pages
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Manuscript

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John William Strutt

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John William Strutt, Paper, 'On the electro-chemical equivalent of silver, and on the absolute electromotive force of Clark cells' by Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], 1884, PP/4/39, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_4_39/paper-on-the-electro-chemical-equivalent-of-silver-and-on-the-absolute-electromotive-force-of-clark-cells-by-lord-rayleigh-john-william-strutt, accessed on 23 July 2024

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