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Homberg also studied music and art. He passed through France, where he studied with Lemery, to London to work in Boyle’s laboratory. D . and became acquain­ ted with Kunckel and interested in phosphorus (see Vol. II, p. 371), of which he published an account in 1692. After a tour through Saxony and Hungary, where he studied mining, he worked in Hiarne’s laboratory in Stockholm. He then returned to Paris. When he was on the point of leaving for Holland he was induced to stay by Colbert, and he worked with the French chemists, especially with Lemery, to whom he was greatly attached.

Phlogiston) in decreasing order of affinity (rapport) from above, with the one at the head. The table was intended to apply both to dry reactions and wet reactions. Any substance in a column will displace all those below it from combination with the substance standing at the top. , are different. In two cases, where the affinities are not very well known, there are three symbols in one place. ’ Fontenelle in his summary® says: cette T a b le devient en quelque sorte prophetique, car que Ton m^le ensemble des sub­ stances, elle fera prevoir I’effet et le resultat, .

1809, vii, 6. ®AdS, 1725 (1727). m 153, 220. * AdS, 1718, m 202. * AdS, 1724, m 380; 1744, m 69. * AdS, 1746, h 65, m 284. ’ Table des differens Rapports observes en Chimie entre differentes substances, AdS, 1718, h 35-7, m 202-12; Eclaircissements svir la table inseree dans les Memoires de 1718 concemant les Rapports observis entre differentes Substances, AdS, 1720, h 32, m 20-34; the table is reproduced in Macquer, Elemens de Chimie theorique, 1749, plate, and explanation, 256-73; tr. Reid, Elements o f .

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