Reference numberAP/27/21
TitleUnpublished letter, 'On ozone' from C F Schoenbein to Michael Faraday
CreatorSchoenbein; C F
Date22 March 1845
DescriptionSchoenbein describes a substance which he calls ozone, which he believes to be a compound of oxygen and hydrogen. He suggests that it is obtained readily and in great abundance by placing phosphorus in immediate contact with water and atmospheric air at a temperature of about 30°, but that none is produced when water is absent. He finds that heat affects the decomposition of ozone. He infers, both from his own experiments and those of M. Marignac, that the presence of nitrogen, instead of being essential to the formation of ozone, as he formerly believed, does not in reality contribute in any way to the production of that substance.

Subject: Chemistry / Electricity

Received 30 March 1845. Communicated by Faraday.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On Ozone. By C. F. Schoenbein, Professor of Chemistry at Basle, in a letter to Michael Faraday, Esq., D. C. L., F. R. S. Communicated by Michael Faraday, Esq'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0061
Related records in the catalogueRR/1/221
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8218Faraday; Michael (1791 - 1867); natural philosopher1791 - 1867
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