Reference numberPP/3/14
Previous numbersPP/35/15
TitlePaper, 'On a hitherto unobserved resemblance between carbonic acid and bisulphide of carbon' by John Tyndall
DescriptionTyndall writes: 'Chemists are ever on the alert to notice analogies and resemblances in the atomic structure of different bodies. They long ago indicated points of resemblance between bisulphide of carbon and carbonic acid. In the case of the latter we have one atom of carbon united to two of oxygen, in the case of the former one atom of carbon united to two of sulphur.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Received 15 March 1883. Read 5 April 1883.

A version of this paper was published in volume 35 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On a hitherto unobserved resemblance between carbonic acid and bisulphide of carbon'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1883.0020
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NA8293Tyndall; John (1820 - 1893); natural philosopher1820 - 1893
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