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296 x 230 mm. 4to. Pages 71-122; 123-156. 8 figs., numerous tables, 2 folding lithographic plates; numerous tables, 5 folding lithographic plates. Dis-bound. Young and Ramsay in partnership at University College, Bristol, published an exhaustive series of researches concerning the vapor pressures of liquids, thereby clarifying Kopp's quantitative laws held at all pressures. In 1885 Ramsay and Young derived an empirical equation that relates the ratio of absolute temperature of two liquids at a given vapor pressure. The significance is that this ratio is constant at all vapor pressures and that the ratio of the boiling points of two similar substances is the same, no matter what the external pressure. These papers "are of as much importance now as when first published, for they deal with fundamental properties determined with the highest degree of accuracy." - DNB (Young). William Ramsay is best known for his discovery and isolation of the family of inert gases of the atmosphere. For this experimental work, along with the theoretical work that situated these elements in the periodic system, Ramsay was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Ramsay: DNB, 1912-1921, pp. 444-446; DSB, XI, pp. 277-284. Young, DNB, 1931-1940, pp. 932-933; DSB, XIV, pp. 560-562.
Title: On evaporation and dissociation. - Part I. with: On evaporation and dissociation. - Part II. A study of the thermal properties of alcohol. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the year MDCCCLXXXVI, Volume 177, Part I.
Publisher: London:, Harrison and Sons, 1886.]: 1886
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