Reference numberEC/1913/03
Previous numbersCert XIII, 44; A01303
TitleChapman, David Leonard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationFellow and Tutor of Jesus College, Oxford. Distinguished for his researches on the reactions of gases under the influence of light, and on the theory of the propagation of the explosion-wave in gases. In his memoir, 'On the Rate of Explosion o f Gases' (Phil Mag,, 1899), he developed a mathematical theory of the explosion-wave which is practically identical with that published in 1906 by Prof Jouguet in the Journal de Mathematiques, and anticipated the method proposed by MM Jouguet and Crussard for calculating the specific heats of gases at high temperatures from the velocity of the explosion-wave. His work on the union of hydrogen and chlorine under the influence of light has shown, among many interesting conclusions, that the 'Period of Chemical Induction' is due to the presence of traces of impurity in the vessel. Author of: - 'The Rate of Explosion in Gases' (Phil Mag, 1899); 'The Allotropic Modification of Phosphorous' (Journ Chem Soc, 1899); 'Non-existence of the so-called Suboxide of Phosphorus,' Part 1(ibid, 1899, with F A Lidbury); Ditto, Part 2 (ibid, 1901, with C H Burgess); 'The Decomposition of Water-vapour by the Electrical Dicharge' (ibid, 1902, with F A Lidbury); 'The Nature of a Solution of Iodine in Aqueous Potassium Iodide' (ibid, 1904, with C H Burgess); 'Photochemically Active Chlorine' (Proc Chem Soc, 1904); 'On the Cause of the Period of Chemical Induction (Proc Roy Soc,. 1905, with C H Burgess); 'The Interaction of Hydgrogen and Chlorine' (Journ Chem Soc, 1906, with C H Burgess); 'Chemical Changes induced in Gases submitted to Ulra-violet Light' (ibid, 1907, with S Chadwick and J E Ramsbottom); 'The Measurement of a Homogeneous Chemical Change in a Gas' (ibid, 1908, with H E Clarke); 'Nitrogen Chloride' (ibid, 1909); 'The Influence of Gaseous Oxides of Nitrogen on the Rate of Interaction of Chlorine and Hydrogen' (ibid, 1909)
ProposersH B Dixon; Henry E Roscoe; W H Perkin; H B Baker; R B Clifton; W Odling; A Schuster; A W Crossley; James Dewar; A Scott; J A Harker
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Chapman, David Leonard: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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