Thorpe's investigation of the products of the slow combustion of phosphorus.
The oxychloride, bromides, and other compounds were subsequently discovered; here we need only notice Moissan's preparation of the trifluoride and Thorpe's discovery of the pentafluoride, a compound of especial note, for it volatilizes unchanged, giving a vapour of normal density and so demonstrating the stability of a pentavalent phosphorus compound (the pentachloride and pentabromide dissociate into a molecule of the halogen element and phosphorus trichoride).
Soc., 2 vols., 1848-1849); but Thorpe's text of John's continuation needs revision.
In 1861 appeared Benjamin Thorpe's six-text edition in the Rolls Series.
361, Thorpe's trans.).
From Thorpe's by This must be con permission of Longmans, Green & Co.
The same author wrote the articles on the manufacture of sodium and potassium compounds and on chlorine in Thorpe's Dictionary of Applied Chemistry (3 vols., 1890-1893).