Physical and chemical essays

Opuscula physica et chemica. English
Bergman, Torbern, 1735-1784

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  • Creator translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman ... by Edmund Cullen ... ; To which are added notes and illustrations, by the translator
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication London : J. Murray, 1784-1791.
  • Physical Details
    • 3 volumes, 4 unnumbered folded leaves of plates : illustrations, tables, diagrams ; 22 cm
  • OCLC ocm04696846


  • Translation of: Opuscula physica et chemica.
  • "Of the investigation of truth": v. 1, p. [xix]-xl.
  • Additional notes signed B [i.e. Thomas Beddoes]
  • Vol. III has imprint: Edinburgh, Printed for G. Mudie, 1791.
  • Vol. III also issued separately under title: Essays, physical and chemical.
  • Cole, W.A. Chemical lit. 103


  • I. Of the aerial acid. Of the analysis of waters. On the waters of Upsal. On the acidulous spring in the parish of Denmark. Of sea-water. Of the artificial preparation of hot medicated waters. Of the acid of sugar. Of the preparation of alum. Of antimoniated tartar. Of magnesia. -II. Of the forms of crystals, particularly those of the spathaceous kind. Of siliceous earth. Of the hydrophanous stone. Of the earth of gems. The earth of the turmalin stone. Of the fulminating calx of gold. Of platina. Of the white ores of iron. Of nickel. Of arsenic. Of the ores of zinc. Of metallic precipitates. Of the art of assaying in the humid way. Of the blow-pipe; and its use in the examination of bodies, particularly minerals. -III. Of the origin of chemistry. History of chemistry during the middle age. Analysis of lithomarge. Of asbestine earth. Thoughts on a natural system of fossils. Of the combination of mercury with the marine acid
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