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On the Motion of Gases. Parts I & II.

GRAHAM, Thomas.

Published by Philosophical Transactions, 1846-1849., Offprint from:, 1846
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4to. (290 x 230 mm). 573-631; 349-391 pp. 2 plates, tables. Modern orange paste paper boards, printed paper spine label. Fine. Thomas Graham (1805-1869) was a Scottish chemist, fellow of the Royal Society, and successor of Edward Turner as professor of chemistry at the University College, London (later the University of London). He was also the founder and first president of the London Chemical Society. He is best known for studies on the diffusion of gases and his discovery of dialysis. [DSB]. "With the death of John Dalton in 1844, Graham was left as the acknowledged dean of English chemists, the successor of Joseph Black, Joseph Priestley, Henry Cavendish, William Wollaston, Humphry Davy, and John Dalton." [DSB]. About this work: "Graham also measured the effusion of gases through a small hole in a metal plate, and the transpiration of gases through capillary tubes (related to viscosity). In the first case the velocities of flow were inversely proportional to the square-roots of the densities; in the second case the results were peculiar: the rates of transpiration became constant with a certain length of tube and were not simply related to the densities." [Partington]. References: DSB, V, pp. 492-494; Partington, p. 269. Bookseller Inventory # S9407

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Title: On the Motion of Gases. Parts I & II.

Publisher: Philosophical Transactions, 1846-1849., Offprint from:

Publication Date: 1846

Binding: Hardcover

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