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Spectra of Flames supported by Active Nitrogen

Naturevolume 180page1272 (1957) | Download Citation



WHEN organic substances are introduced into a stream of active nitrogen, a luminous reaction zone is observed, closely resembling the atomic flames given by hydrogen and oxygen. The spectra of these luminous reaction zones have been photographed on ‘Ilford Zenith’ plates, using a ‘Hilger’ medium quartz spectrometer and exposure times of 4–6 hr.

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    Evans, H. G. V., Freeman, G. R., and Winkler, C. A., Can. J. Chem., 34, 1271 (1956).

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  1. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford

    • K. R. JENNINGS
    •  & J. W. LINNETT


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