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Reference numberAP/59/9
LevelItem
TitleUnpublished paper, 'An attempt to form double salts of nitrate of silver and other nitrates' by W J [William James] Russell and [Mervyn Herbert] Nevil Story-Maskelyne
Date1877
DescriptionThe authors explain that when a solution containing silver and potassium nitrates in equivalent proportions is evaporated, the potassium nitrate separates out, uncombined with silver nitrate. If, however, the ratio of silver nitrate to potassium nitrate is increased beyond a certain limit (which has been determined), then a true double salt having the composition AgNO3 KNO3 crystallises out. The same salt can also be formed from a solution that would not yield it under ordinary circumstances, by either adding nitric acid or by increasing the temperature of the solution, both these alterations tending in the same direction, viz. to decrease the amount of silver nitrate as compared to that of potassium nitrate which can exist in solution.

Annotations in ink throughout. Marked on front as 'Archives'.

Subject: Chemistry

Received and read 21 June 1877.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 26 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'An attempt to form double salts of nitrate of silver and other nitrates'.
Extent27p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1877.0056
Related records in the catalogueRR/8/60
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6366Russell; William James (1830 - 1909)1830 - 1909
NA6363Story-Maskelyne; Mervyn Herbert Nevil (1823 - 1911)1823 - 1911
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