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Reference numberEC/1902/03
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TitleBaker, Herbert Brereton: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationSenior science master at Dulwich College. Distinguished for his researches on the influence of moisture on chemical change. He has shown that dry carbon and phosphorus will not inflame when heated in dry oxygen; that dry ammonia and hydrogen chloride when mixed do not unite, and that dry ammonium chloride and calomel respectively vaporise without dissociation. Quite recently he has shown that dry hydrogen and oxygen mixed together are not ignited by exposure to the temperature of melting silver. These results are of the utmost importance in regard to the theory of chemical action. His principal memoirs are contained in the following journals: - Journ Chem Soc Trans, 1884, 1894, 1900, 1902, Phil Trans, 1888.
ProposersW A Tilden; W Odling; W J Russell; W Ramsay; H B Dixon; W H Perkin, Jr; W R Dunstan; W Palmer Wynne; A Scott
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Baker, Herbert Brereton: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA8111Baker; Herbert Brereton (1862 - 1935)1862 - 1935
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