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Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
The Second Edition, Corrected

Volume 1

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  • Date Published: September 2013
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108063951

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  • By the late eighteenth century, scientists had discovered certain types of gas, such as 'fixed air' (carbon dioxide), but their composition was little understood. Relatively few investigations into gases had taken place, and so the polymath Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) was able to make major breakthroughs in the field using a range of experimental techniques. While living near a brewery, he found that it was possible to outline the shape of the gas above fermenting beer with smoke, and that fire would burn with varying strength depending on the composition of the air. This three-volume collection first appeared between 1774 and 1777. Primarily an account of Priestley's early experiments, with details of apparatus including candles and live mice, Volume 1 is reissued here in its corrected 1775 second edition and also incorporates a brief history of the field of inquiry.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108063951
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
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    Preface
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    Introduction
    Part I. Experiments and Observations Made in, and before the Year 1772:
    1. Of fixed air
    2. Of air in which a candle, or brimstone, has burned out
    3. Of inflammable air
    4. Of air infected with animal respiration, on putrefaction
    5. Of air in which a mixture of brimstone and filings of iron has stood
    6. Of nitrous air
    7. Of air infected with the fumes of burning charcoal
    8. Of the effect of the calcination of metals
    9. Of marine acid air
    10. Miscellaneous observations
    Part II. Experiments and Observations Made in the Year 1773, and the Beginning of 1774:
    1. Observations on alkaline air
    2. Of common air diminished and made noxious by various processes
    3. Of nitrous air
    4. Of marine acid air
    5. Of inflammable air
    6. Of fixed air
    7. Miscellaneous experiments
    8. Queries, speculations, and hints
    Appendix.

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