Reference numberAP/38/34
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the existence of multiple proportion in the quantities of heat produced by the chemical combination of oxygen with other bodies' by Thomas Woods
CreatorWoods; Thomas
DescriptionWood suggests that whenever volume is altered there must be either an addition to or subtraction from the internal space of the body. This alteration of volume is evident in the case of bodies expanding or contracting by gain or loss of heat; but in chemical combination, where alteration of internal space must also take place, in chemical combination, Woods suggests, this alteration of internal space is not so plainly demonstrable. He presents a detailed account of experiments undertaken. This is an expanded version of an earlier paper (see AP/38/3).

Subject: Chemistry / Physics

Received 7 June 1856. Read 19 June 1856. Communicated by George Gabriel Stokes.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 8 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On the existence of multiple proportion in the quantities of heat produced by the chemical combination of oxygen with other bodies'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1856.0057
Related records in the catalogueAP/38/3
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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