Quote: most liquids conduct electricity; water is the feeblest; use to study matter

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electricity and magnetism


410. With regard to the substances on which conducting power is thus conferred by liquidity, the degree of power so given is generally very great. Water is that body in which this acquired power is feeblest. In the various oxides, chlorides, salts, etc. it is given in a much higher degree. ... 412. This general assumption of conducting power by bodies as soon as they pass from the solid to the liquid state, offers a new and extraordinary character, the existence of which, as far as I know, has not before been suspected; and it seems importantly connected with some properties and relations of the particles of matter which I may now briefly point out.   Google-1   Google-2

Published before 1923

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