Experiments Upon Magnesia Alba, Quicklime, and Some Other Alcaline Substances

Experiments Upon Magnesia Alba, Quicklime, and Some Other Alcaline Substances

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"[...] This experiment was repeated with the volatile alkali, and also with the fossil or alkali of sea-salt, and exactly with the same event. The third proposition had less appearance of probability than the foregoing; but, as an accurate experiment was the only test of its truth, I reduced eight grains of perfect quick-lime made of chalk, to an exceedingly subtile powder, by slaking it in two drams of distilled water boiling hot, and immediately threw the mixture into eighteen ounces of distilled water in a flask. After shaking it, a light sediment, which floated thro' the liquor, was allowed to subside and this, when collected with the greatest care, and dryed, weighed, as nearly as I could guess, one third of a grain. The water tasted strongly of the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507700822
  • 9781507700822