Reference numberCLP/11i/31
TitlePaper, 'An historical account of a strangely self-moving liquor' by [Robert] Boyle
DescriptionBoyle 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.

Subject: Chemistry

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An historical account of a strangely self-moving liquor.'

Sent to the Royal Society on 28 October 1685.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1685.0066
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8137Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist1627 - 1691
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