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condenser

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A device used to cool a vapour to cause it to condense to a liquid. See Liebig condenser.

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pitch

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Maritime History.

A sticky resinous black or dark brown substance that is semi-liquid when hot and hardens when cold, taken as the type of blackness or darkness (as in pitch-dark, pitch-black).

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Porter, George (1920 - 2002), Professor, since 1987, and Chairman of the Centre for Photomolecular Sciences, since 1990, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London; Emeritus Professor, Royal Institution, 1988

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Intellectual History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication Studies; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare; History of Science and Technology; Chemistry; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 591 words.

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