- A nitrometer determines the amount of nitrogen in a substance. Walter Crum, a practical chemist in Glasgow, published an account of the nitrogen reaction in 1847. George Lunge, a German chemist working in Zurich, described a practical nitrometer in 1878.
- Ref: Walter Crum, “On a Method for the Analysis of Bodies containing Nitric Acid, and its application to Explosive Cotton,” Philosophical Magazine 30 (1847): 426-431.
- W. C. Cope and J. Barab, “Application of the Nitrometer for the Determination of Constitution and Estimation of Nitrogen in a Class of Nitrocompounds (Nitroamines),” Journal of the American Chemical Society 38 (1916): 2552-2558.
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- Lunge, Georg
- overall: 52.7 cm; 20 3/4 in
- overall: 20 3/4 in x 4 in x 3/4 in; 52.705 cm x 10.16 cm x 1.905 cm
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- Gift of Barbara A. Keppel
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- National Museum of American History
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