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Page 123 - An atom of oxynitric acid, 1 azote + 3 oxygen 26 31. An atom of sulphuric acid, 1 sulphur + 3 oxygen 34 32. An atom of sulphuretted hydrogen, 1 sulphur + 3 hydrogen 16 33. An atom of alcohol, 3 carbone + 1 hydrogen 16 34. An atom of nitrous acid, 1 nitric acid + 1 nitrous gas 31 35. An atom of acetous acid, 2 carbone + 2 water 26 36. An atom of nitrate of ammonia, 1 nitric acid + 1 ammonia + 1 water 33 37. An atom of sugar, 1 alcohol + 1 carbonic acid 35...
Page 47 - Alchemy may be compared to the man who told his sons that he had left them gold, buried somewhere in his vineyard ; where they by digging found no gold, but by turning up the mould about the roots of the vines, procured a plentiful vintage. So the search and endeavours to make gold have brought many useful inventions and instructive experiments to light.
Page 63 - Doubts and Paradoxes, touching the Experiments whereby Vulgar Spagirists are wont to endeavour to evince their Salt, Sulphur and Mercury, to be the true principles of things.
Page 110 - He had no airs and macy graces. In every way below la Place in intellectual powers, he appeared superior to him in moral qualities. Berthollet had no appearance of a man of genius ; but one could not look on la Place's physiognomy without being convinced that he was a very extraordinary man.
Page 123 - An atom of water or steam, composed of 1 of oxygen and 1 of hydrogen, retained in physical contact by a strong affinity, and supposed to be surrounded by a common atmosphere of heat; its relative weight = 8 22.
Page 15 - Fire is hot and dry; air is hot and wet; water is cold and wet; earth is cold and dry.
Page 123 - An atom of nitrous gas, composed of 1 of azote and 1 of oxygen...12 24. An atom of olefiant gas, composed of 1 of carbone and 1 of hydrogen.. .6 25. An atom of carbonic oxide composed of 1 of carbone and 1 of oxygen 12 26. An atom of nitrous oxide, 2 azote + 1 oxygen 17 27. An atom of nitric acid, 1 azote + 2 oxygen 19 28. An atom of carbonic acid, 1 carbone + 2 oxygen 19 29. An atom of carburetted hydrogen, 1 carbone+ 2 hydrogen 7 30.
Page 6 - ... are not visible upon the cloth ; but when they are dipped into a hot caldron of the dye they are drawn out an instant after dyed. The remarkable circumstance is, that though there be only one dye in the vat, yet different colours appear upon the cloth; nor can the colour be afterwards removed...
Page 123 - Strontites 46 12 Barytes 68 13 Iron 38 14 Zinc 56 15 Copper 56 16 Lead 95 17 Silver 100 18 Platina 100 19 Gold 140 20 Mercury 167 21. An atom of water or steam, composed of...