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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Considers the authors to have used the best method for purifying the alcohol. Initially agreed with Alexander William Williamson, but on reading the research of Lieben, no longer has doubts. Refers to the conclusion by Chapman [Sydney Chapman?], who he does not agree with.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1887]

Reference number
RR/10/80
Earliest possible date
15 June 1887
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Edward Frankland

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Edward Frankland, Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On evaporation and dissociation. Part V. A study of the thermal properties of methyl-alcohol' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young, 15 June 1887, RR/10/80, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_10_80/referees-report-by-edward-frankland-on-a-paper-on-evaporation-and-dissociation-part-v-a-study-of-the-thermal-properties-of-methyl-alcohol-by-william-ramsay-and-sydney-young, accessed on 21 July 2024

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