Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | January 29, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—January 30, 2009: The Chemical History of a Candle

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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Michael Faraday (1791 – 1867) was a British chemist and physicist best known for his work in electromagnetism and electrochemistry.


This week’s text is his first lecture in a series of six on The Chemical History of a Candle delivered to the Royal Society in 1860.  In this series Faraday describes the principles of combustion and illustrates the use of experiments.


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