Chemical History of A Candle, The by FARADAY, Michael



The Chemical History of a Candle is a series of 6 lectures on chemistry presented to a juvenile audience in 1848. Taught by Michael Faraday - a chemist and physist, and regarded as the best experimentalist in the history of science - it is probably the most famous of the Christmas Lectures of the Royal Society. Taking the everyday burning of a candle as a starting point, Faraday spans the arc from combustion and its products, via the components of water and air (oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon), back to the type of combustion that happens in the human body when we breathe. The final lecture On Platinum describes a then new method to produce large quantities of Platinum. It was delivered before the Royal Institution on February 22, 1861. (Summary by Availle.)


  • Lecture on Platinum

    Lecture on Platinum

    15/09/2016 Duración: 45min
  • Lecture VI

    Lecture VI

    15/09/2016 Duración: 41min
  • Lecture V

    Lecture V

    15/09/2016 Duración: 39min
  • Lecture IV

    Lecture IV

    15/09/2016 Duración: 34min
  • Lecture III

    Lecture III

    15/09/2016 Duración: 38min
  • Lecture II

    Lecture II

    15/09/2016 Duración: 32min
  • Lecture I

    Lecture I

    15/09/2016 Duración: 36min
  • Preface


    15/09/2016 Duración: 03min