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The Cloudy Condensation of Steam1

Nature volume 49, pages 212214 | Download Citation



THE air, as every one knows, is composed almost entirely of the two gases, oxygen and nitrogen. It also contains small quantities of other substances, of which the chief are carbonic acid gas and water vapour, and it is the latter of these constituents, water vapour, or “steam,” as it is sometimes called, that will principally concern us this evening.

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