History of the Inductive Sciences: XI. Electricity. XII. Magnetism. XIII. Galvanism, or Voltaic electricity. XIV. Chemistry. XV. Mineralogy. XVI. Systematic botany and zoology. XVII. Physiology and comparative anatomy. XVIII. Geology

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John W. Parker, 1847
 

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Page 186 - I at first laid down, namely, that the chemical power of a current of electricity is in direct proportion to the absolute quantity of electricity which passes (377, 783).
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