The Annals of Electricity Magnetism and Chemistry and Guardian of Experimental Science, Volume 1

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Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper

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Page 305 - I shall often use the term electrolyzed, derived in the same way, and implying that the body spoken of is separated into its components under the influence of electricity : it is analogous in its sense and sound to analyze, which is derived in a similar manner. The term electrolytical will be understood at once : muriatic acid is electrolytical, boracic acid is not.
Page 363 - ... the results prove that the quantity of electricity which, being naturally associated with the particles of matter, gives them their combining power, is able, when thrown into a current, to separate those particles from their state of combination; or, in other words, that the electricity which decomposes, and that which is evolved by the decomposition of, a certain quantity of matter, are alike.
Page 281 - ... terminated by cups of mercury, are connected by a copper wire not more than a foot in length, no spark is perceived when the connection is either formed or broken ; but if a wire thirty or forty feet long be used instead of the short wire, though no spark will be perceptible when the connection is made, yet when it is broken by drawing one end of the wire from its cup of mercury, a vivid spark is produced.
Page 341 - The tube was suspended by a piece of platina wire, so that the heat of a spirit-lamp could be applied to it. Recently fused protochloride of tin was introduced in sufficient quantity to occupy, when melted, about...
Page 351 - If, therefore, an ion pass towards one of the electrodes, another ion must also be passing simultaneously to the other electrode, although, from secondary action, it may not make its appearance.
Page 305 - ... and wishing to express those relations without at the same time involving the expression of any hypothetical views, I intend using the following names and terms. Many bodies are decomposed directly by the electric current, their elements being set free : these I propose to call electrolytes*. Water, therefore, is an electrolyte. The bodies which, like nitric or sulphuric acids, are decomposed in a secondary manner (752.
Page 357 - I have not stated the length of wire used, because I find by experiment, as would be expected in theory, that it is indifferent. The same quantity of electricity which, passed in a given time, can heat an inch of platina wire of a certain diameter red hot, can also heat a hundred, a thousand, or any length of the same wire to the game degree, provided the cooling circumstances are the same for every part in all cases.
Page 286 - Feb. 17. — Mr. Faraday gave an account of the first two parts of his researches in electricity ; namely, Volta-electric induction and magneto-electric induction. If two wires, A and B, be placed side by side, but not in contact, and a Voltaic current be passed through A, there is instantly a current produced by induction in B, in the opposite direction. Although the principal current in A be continued, still the secondary current in B is not found to accompany it, for it ceases after the first...
Page 483 - Description of an Electrical Machine, with a Plate, four feet in diameter, so constructed as to be above the operator ; also of a Battery Discharger employed therewith, and some observations on the causes of the Diversity in the Length of the Sparks, erroneously distinguished by the terms Positive and Negative, by R.
Page 358 - ... water in combination, or which makes a grain of oxygen and hydrogen in the right proportions unite into water when they are made to combine, could be thrown into the condition of a current, it would exactly equal the current required for the separation of that grain of water into its elements again.

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