The Chemical History of a Candle

The Chemical History of a Candle

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by Michael Faraday, Jeanyee Wong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877972095

ISBN-13: 9780877972099

Pub. Date: 12/28/1978

Publisher: Cherokee Publishing Company

Originally given as a lecture at the Royal Institution, The Chemical History of a Candle is one of the most popular and widely distributed works of popular science ever written. A remarkably clear and beautifully organized explication of Victorian chemistry and physics, it has gone through myriad editions and translations and has been used to teach the…  See more details below

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Originally given as a lecture at the Royal Institution, The Chemical History of a Candle is one of the most popular and widely distributed works of popular science ever written. A remarkably clear and beautifully organized explication of Victorian chemistry and physics, it has gone through myriad editions and translations and has been used to teach the scientific method in societies as different as the Soviet Union and modern Japan. It also provides a window into the mind and science of Michael Faraday, the greatest experimental physicist of the nineteenth century, and quite possibly of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877972099
Publisher:
Cherokee Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/28/1978
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

LECTURE I. A CANDLE: THE FLAME-ITS SOURCES-STRUCTURE-MOBILITY-BRIGHTNESS
LECTURE II. BRIGHTNESS OF THE FLAME.-AIR NECESSARY FOR COMBUSTION-PRODUCTION OF WATER
LECTURE III. PRODUCTS: WATER FROM THE COMBUSTION.-NATURE OF WATER.-A COMPOUND.-HYDROGEN
LECTURE IV. HYDROGEN IN THE CANDLE.-BURNS INTO WATER.-THE OTHER PART OF WATER.-OXYGEN
LECTURE V. OXYGEN PRESENT IN THE AIR-NATURE OF THE ATMOSPHERE.-ITS PROPERTIES.-OTHER PRODUCTS FROM THE CANDLE.-CARBONIC ACID.-ITS PROPERTIES
LECTURE VI. CARBON OR CHARCOAL.-COAL-GAS.-RESPIRATION AND ITS ANALOGY TO THE BURNING OF A CANDLE.-CONCLUSION
LECTURE ON PLATINUM
NOTES

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