An Introduction to Practical Organic Chemistry: With References to the Works of Davy, Brande, Liebig, Etc

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W. Pickering, 1843 - Biochemistry - 90 pages

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Page 62 - ... different climates are most unequal in the proportion of carbon they contain. The fruits on which the natives of the south prefer to feed do not in the fresh state contain more than 12 per cent. of carbon...
Page 13 - ... arrives at the pole, it is excluded or set free, because the particle b of the opposite kind, with which it was the moment before in combination, has, under the superinducing influence of the current, a greater attraction for the particle a', which is before it in its course, than for the particle a, towards which its affinity has been weakened.
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