The Chemical History of a Candle download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Faraday

The Chemical History of a Candle download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Faraday year 2003
  • Book name: The Chemical History of a Candle
  • Author: Michael Faraday
  • Release date: 2003/11/15
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780486425429
  • Rating: 9.59 of 10
  • Votes: 648
  • Review by: Cannon Farrow
  • Review rating: 7.55 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/25
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H56M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Chemistry Books, Organic Chemistry, Science: General Issues
  • Available formats: PDF, WORD, GIF, TXT, MOBI, EPUB, OEB, DOC. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, CPIO, ARJ, XZ, TZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.79 USD
  • Dimensions: 139x220x12mm
  • Weight: 236g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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