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  • The change from a binary compound, that is, one containing two elements, to a ternary compound in which.
  • The atomic theory can picture the change from the binary to the ternary compound simply as the addition of one or more atoms of the third element to the previously existing molecule; in such a case the combining ratio of the first two elements should be absolutely the same in both compounds.
  • These facilities, coupled with the wide and fascinating field of research opened up by Sir William Herschel's discovery of the binary character of double stars, gave an impulse to micrometric research which has continued unabated to the present time.
  • BINARY SYSTEM, in astronomy, a system composed of two stars revolving around each other under the influence of their mutual attraction.
  • A distinction was formerly made between double stars of which the components were in revolution around each other, and those in which no relative motion was observed; but it is now considered that all double stars must really be binary systems.

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