Reference numberAP/14/5
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On a new fulminate of silver, and its application as a test for chlorine, etc.' by Edmund Davy
DescriptionDavy explains that he found that fulminic acid explodes when brought into contact with chlorine gas, and chose to experiment further on this interaction. He found that fulminates of lead, mercury, and silver could be used to detect chlorine gas. Davy describes his particular compound of fulminate of silver in terms of its properties, composition, and effects.

An ink inscription final page verso reads 'Not to be Printed'.

Subject: Chemistry

Addressed to Davies Gilbert. Read to the Royal Society on 17 June 1830.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8707Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)1767-1839
NA7507Davy; Edmund (1785 - 1857); chemist1785 - 1857
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