The second of these essays opens with the striking remark, "There can scarcely be a doubt entertained respecting the reducibility of all elastic fluids of whatever kind, into liquids; and we ought not to despair of effecting it in low temperatures and by strong pressures exerted upon the unmixed gases"; further, after describing experiments to ascertain the tension of aqueous vapour at different points between 32° and 212° F., he concludes, from observations on the vapour of six different liquids, "that the variation of the force of vapour from all liquids is the same for the same variation of temperature, reckoning from vapour of any given force."
The dry process is more frequently practised, for the easy reducibility of the oxide and sulphide, together with the low melting-point of the metal, renders it possible to effect a ready separation of the metal from the gangue and impurities.
Proceeding as we did in the case of the single binary form we find that for a given total degree 0+0', the condition which expresses reducibility is of total degree in the coefficients a and T; combining this with the knowledge of the generating function of asyzygetic forms of degrees 0, 0', we find that the perpetuants, of these degrees are enumerated by z26"'-11 -z.
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