The Philosophical Candle





Provide a bladder, into the orifice of which is inserted a metal tube,

some inches in length, that can be adapted to the neck of a bottle,

containing the same mixture as in the last experiment. Having suffered

the atmospheric air to be expelled from the bottle, by the elastic

vapour produced by the solution, apply the orifice of the bladder to

the mouth of the bottle, after carefully squeezing the common air out

of it, (which you must not fail to do, or the bladder will violently

explode.) The bladder will thus become filled with the inflammable

air, which, when forced out against the flame of a candle, by pressing

the sides of the bladder, will form a beautiful green flame.





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