|Title||Unpublished paper, 'On a new fulminate of silver, and its application as a test for chlorine, etc.' by Edmund Davy|
|Description||Davy 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'.
Addressed to Davies Gilbert. Read to the Royal Society on 17 June 1830.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
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|NA8707||Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)||1767-1839|
|NA7507||Davy; Edmund (1785 - 1857); chemist||1785 - 1857|