Reference numberAP/5/17
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Experiments made with a view to determine the point of congelation of purefied mercury and whether it freezes with a less degree of cold in proportion to its impurity' by Mathew [Matthew] Guthrie
DescriptionGuthrie recounts his second round of experiments on the freezing point of mercury, improving on previous experiments that he had sent to the Royal Society. He found that mercury could be cooled up to five and a half degrees below its freezing point without congealing. Guthrie experimented on numerous types of mercury including purified mercury, native mercury, common barometer mercury, and mercury mixed with tin.

Subject: Chemistry
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
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NA1806Guthrie; Matthew (- 1807) - 1807
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