An Inquiry Into the Nature of the Simple Bodies of Chemistry by David LowAn Inquiry Into the Nature of the Simple Bodies of Chemistry by David Low

An Inquiry Into the Nature of the Simple Bodies of Chemistry

byDavid Low

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1848 Excerpt: ... H6 As" C H As C, O H6 As' C, S H As' C4, Se Hs As' C, Fl H" As" C, CI H6 As" C, Br H As" C, I Its oxide combines with acids as a base, and with a further quantity of oxygen, forming an acid, H6 As2 C, O3, so that kakodyle preserves its existence, and enters into combination, precisely as if it were a single body; and so, in like manner, does platinum when in combination with various substances. Such, too, is the case with the vegetable acids, which, though many of them are very complex bodies, combine with bases, and may be transferred from base to base so long as they do not undergo resolution into their constituent elements. Such, too, are the numerous bases with which these acids combine. These bases are compound elements, although they do not fall within the arbitrary definition of compound radicals, or compound bodies which combine with simple bodies, but are compound bodies which combine with other bodies equally compound. Of compound bases, one remarkable for the many interesting compounds which it forms, was before referred to, namely, Ether, which combines with acids in the manner of a base. This body, which may be represented in equivalents by H5 C4 0, has been termed oxide of ethyle, and the appellation is perfectly justifiable, for it must be regarded as formed of oxygen in combination with a base, seeing that it performs all the functions of a true oxide, and that its base, or radical if we choose so to term it, corresponds entirely in its actions with the metallic base of any other oxide, and replaces hydrogen in compounds, precisely as the metallic base of any oxide would do. It is isodynamic with the bases of all similarly constituted oxides, and may replace or be replaced by them in every compound into which it is capable of entering, as,--...
Title:An Inquiry Into the Nature of the Simple Bodies of ChemistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217811736

ISBN - 13:9780217811736