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The Chemical History of a Candle

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One of the greatest experimental scientists of all time, Michael Faraday (1791–1867) developed the first electric motor, electric generator, and dynamo — essentially creating the science of electrochemistry. This book, the result of six lectures he delivered to young students at London’s Royal Institution, concerns another form of energy — candlelight.
Faraday titled the lectures "The Chemical History of a Candle," choosing the subject because, as he explained, "There is not a law under which any part of this universe is governed which does not come into play and is not touched upon [during the time a candle burns]."
That statement is the foundation for a book that describes, with great clarity, the components, function and weight of the atmosphere; the function of a candle wick; capillary attraction; the carbon content in oxygen and living bodies; the production of carbon dioxide from coal gas and sugar; the properties of carbonic acid; respiration and its analogy to the burning of a candle; and much more. There is also a chapter comprising Faraday's "Lecture on Platinum."
A useful classroom teaching tool, this classic text will also appeal to a wide audience interested in scientific inquiry.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Michael Faraday
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    240
    Publisher:
    Dover Publications (January 13, 2003)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780486425429
    ISBN-10:
    0486425428
    Weight:
    10.48oz
    Dimensions:
    5.5" x 8.5"
    Case Pack:
    34
    File:
    Dover-Dover_02032020_P2891570_onix21_Complete-20200203.xml
    Folder:
    Dover
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    $11.06
    List Price:
    $14.95
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-DOVER
    Discount Code:
    A
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