Nature 64, 29-30 (09 May 1901) | doi:10.1038/064029b0

The Spectra of Carbon Monoxide and Silicon Compounds



A PAPER published by Prof. Hartley (Proc. Roy. Soc. vol. lxviii. pp. 109–112, March, 1901) reminds me of some observations on the spectra of the compounds of silicon with fluorine and hydrogen (SiFl4 and SiH4), made by me several years ago and published in Wiedemann’s Annalen (vol. xxi. pp. 427–437, 1884). As they seem to be not without some interest, and a definite explanation of them has, so far as I know, not been given till now, I may be permitted to give here a short account of the principal contents of my little paper.