The Chemical History of a Candle, by Michael Faraday

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Lecture i. A Candle: The Flame — Its Sources — Structure — Mobility — Brightness.
  3. Lecture ii. A Candle: Brightness of the Flame — Air Necessary for Combustion — Production of Water.
  4. Lecture iii. Products: Water from the Combustion — Nature of Water — A Compound — Hydrogen.
  5. Lecture iv. Hydrogen in the Candle — Burns into Water — The Other Part of Water — Oxygen.
  6. Lecture v. Oxygen Present in the Air — Nature of the Atmosphere — Its Properties — Other Products from the Candle — Carbonic Acid — Its Properties.
  7. Lecture vi. Carbon or Charcoal — Coal Gas — Respiration and its Analogy to the Burning of a Candle — Conclusion.
  8. Lecture On Platinum. [ Delivered before the Royal Institution, on Friday, February 22, 1861. ]
  9. Notes.

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