|Title||Paper, 'An historical account of a strangely self-moving liquor' by [Robert] Boyle|
|Description||Boyle describes his examination of a liquid made accidentally by a mathematics teacher who set a mixture of ingredients on fire and then put out the flame with water. The resulting liquid continued moving for several days. Boyle was unable to determine the reason for this.|
Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An historical account of a strangely self-moving liquor.'
Sent to the Royal Society on 28 October 1685.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1685.0066|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8137||Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist||1627 - 1691|