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CHEMICAL AFFINITIES

Berthollet, C.L. A theory of chemical affinities solidly established, and serving as a basis for the explanation of all chemical questions, ought to be a collection of, or contain, all the principles from which the causes of chemical phenomena can proceed, in every possible variety of circumstances; because observation has proved, that all these phenomena are only the various effects of that affinity, to which all the various chemical powers of bodies may be attributed.