The Story of the Chemical Elements

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G. Newnes, 1901 - Всего страниц: 196
 

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Стр. 145 - An inquiry into the relative weights of the . . ultimate particles of bodies is a subject, as far as I know, entirely new : I have lately been prosecuting this enquiry with remarkable success. The principle cannot be entered upon in this paper ; but I shall just subjoin the results, as far as they appear to be ascertained by my experiments.
Стр. 144 - I am nearly persuaded that the circumstance depends upon the weight and number of the ultimate particles of the several gases : those whose particles are lightest and single being least absorbable, and the others more according as they increase in weight and complexity...
Стр. 15 - And hath more dryness, it becomes a stone; Where it retains more of the humid fatness, It turns to sulphur or to quicksilver, Who are the parents of all other metals. Nor can this remote matter suddenly Progress so from extreme unto extreme, As to grow gold, and leap o'er all the means. Nature doth first beget the imperfect, then Proceeds she to the perfect.
Стр. 14 - twere absurd To think that nature in the earth bred gold Perfect in the instant: something went before. There must be remote matter.
Стр. 53 - There abides in nature a certain form of matter which, being discovered and brought by art to perfection, converts to itself, proportionally, all imperfect bodies that it touches " ; and the other by a chemist : " In chemistry we recognise how changes take place in combinations of the unchanging.
Стр. 145 - I have lately been prosecuting this inquiry with remarkable success. The principle cannot be entered upon in this paper, but I shall just subjoin the results, as far as they appear to be ascertained by my experiments." TABLE OF THE RELATIVE WEIGHTS OF THE ULTIMATE PARTICLES OF GASEOUS AND OTHER BODIES.
Стр. 78 - Similarly, the combination of one part by weight of hydrogen with eight parts by weight of oxygen to form nine parts by weight of water means that a molecule of oxygen must be eight times.
Стр. 155 - Avogadro's hypothesis teaches us that equal volumes of gases, if measured at the same temperature and pressure, contain equal numbers of molecules.
Стр. 54 - His muster-roll is the same at the end as it was at the beginning. Of the men that marched gallantly out of England many years ago in the Crimean war, how many ever came back!
Стр. 148 - The atomic weight of an element is the number of times by which an atom of that element is heavier than an atom of hydrogen. The...

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