Density of Nitrogen

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I AM much puzzled by some recent results as to the density of nitrogen, and shall be obliged if any of your chemical readers can offer suggestions as to the cause. According to two methods of preparation I obtain quite distinct values. The relative difference, amounting to about 1/1000 part, is small in itself; but it lies entirely outside the errors of experiment, and can only be attributed to a variation in the character of the gas.

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RAYLEIGH Density of Nitrogen. Nature 46, 512–513 (1892) doi:10.1038/046512c0

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