See also:English chemist, son of
See also:Henry (1734—1816), an apothecary and writer on chemistry, was
See also:born at Manchester on the 12th of
See also:December 1775 . He began to study
See also:medicine at
See also:Edinburgh in 1795, taking his
See also:doctor's degree in 1807, but
See also:health interrupted his practice as a physician, and he devoted his
See also:time mainly to chemical
See also:research, especially in regard to gases . One. of his best-known papers (Phil . Trans., 1803) describes experiments on the quantity of gases absorbed by
See also:water at different temperatures and under different pressures, the conclusion he reached (" Henry's
See also:law ") being that " water takes up of
See also:gas condensed by one, two or more additional atmospheres, a quantity which, ordinarily compressed, would be equal to twice, thrice, &c. the
See also:volume absorbed under the
See also:common pressure of the atmosphere." Others of his papers
See also:deal with gas-analysis,
See also:illuminating gas, the composition of hydrochloric acid and of
See also:ammonia, urinary and other morbid concretions, and the disinfecting
See also:powers of
See also:heat . His Elements of Experimental Chemistry (1799) enjoyed considerable vogue in its
See also:day, going through 11
See also:editions in 30 years . He died at Pendlebury, near Manchester, on the and of
See also:September 1836 .
VICTOR HENRY (1850– )
ROBERT HENRYSON (c. 1425—c. 1500)
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