|Referee's report by Alexander Scott, on a paper 'The atomic weight of chlorine: An attempt to determine the equivalent of chlorine by direct-burning with hydrogen' by Harold Baily Dixon and E C Edgar
|Sectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry
Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, as all the experimental details are of great importance both for criticism as well as for assistance to other workers in the same field. No modifications are necessary and all the illustrations should be reproduced. Thinks it rather a pity the authors adhere to the names 'carbonic acid', 'potassium hydrate' et cetera, instead of the modern names. In part five regarding the preparation of the iodine, the authors say that the barium oxide, purified and dried by exposure to a temperature of 200 degrees, was used to mix with the iodine. This temperature would do nothing either to purify or dry barium oxide and Scott can hardly see how it could do anything even to the fused hydroxide, which is often sold as the anhydrous oxide, BaO.
[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1906].
Endorsed on verso as received 6 June 1905.
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