Wrote Letter L-436 of 1705-03-12 to Antonio Magliabechi about precipitating silver from aqua fortis, silver sulphate crystals, their comparison with rock crystal, saltpetre, and sugar candy

March 12, 1705
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Leeuwenhoek wrote this letter about his experiments on the crystallization of silver out of a solution in aqua fortis. Description of crystals of silver sulphate.
Experiment to precipitate silver from aqua fortis (nitric acid and sulphuric acid). Silver sulphate crystals; their comparison with rock crystal, saltpetre (potassium nitrate), and sugar candy.