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Henry Watts
1857 Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society of London  
ANON@ the many interesting bodies which the researches of modern chemists have brought to light, few are more remarkable than the substance to which the name of Ozone has been given, whether we consider its' many singular and anomalous properties, or its intimate relations with the most important arid widely-diffused element in nature. For the first recognition of ozone and description of its properties, we are indebted to the sagacity of S c h ijn b ein, to whom the entire merit of the
more » ... erit of the discovery unquestionably belongs. His earlier experiments were, however, chiefly directed to the elucidation of its properties, and of the conditions under which it is formed; but not being accompanied by quantitative determinations, they did nat throw any clear light an its actual constitution. The subject has also attracted of late years the attention of several very distinguished physical and chemical inquirers, among whom I may particularly mention Marignac, D e la Rive, Berzelius, Williamson, F r e m y and Becquerel, and B a u m e r t . Schiiiibein has shown that a body having 8 peculiar and highly characteristic odour and very similar properties is formed under the three foIlowing conditions :-1. When electrical sparks are passed through atmospheric air. 2. When pure water, or water holding certain acids or salts in solution, is decomposed by the voltaic current, the new substance appearing, along with the oxygen gas, at the positive pole. 3. When certain bodies, and particularly phosphorus, are slowly oxidised at common temperatures in atmospheric air. Two distinct questions here arise for consideration, Is the same
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