Liquid air experiments, 19th century

Liquid air experiments, 19th century

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Caption: Liquid air experiments. 19th-century artwork of experiments carried out with liquid air and its components. At bottom is the apparatus used to condense air into a liquid at very low temperatures. Five experiments are labelled across top. 10: Frozen mercury. 11: Jet produced from flask of liquid oxygen. 12: Frozen whiskey. 13: Carbonic acid snow. 14: Carbon burning in liquid oxygen. Artwork from the 22nd volume (second period of 1898) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'. For a series of such experiments, see C022/2421 to C022/2423.

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