Letter | Published:

On the Spreading of Oil upon Water

Naturevolume 50pages223224 (1894) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

IN a paper entitled “Die Lehre von der Wellenberuhigung,” by M. M. Richter (see NATURE, vol. xlix. p. 488), the opinion is expressed that the tendency of oil to spread itself on water is only due to the free oleic acid contained in it, and that if it were possible to completely purify the oil from oleic acid, it would not spread at all.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Authors

  1. Search for AGNES POCKELS in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/050223a0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.