Expériences et observations sur l'électricité faites à Philadelphie en Amérique

By Benjamin Franklin

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I. 78-80. 89-93.

_Elévation_ des vapeurs favorisée par le feu commun & par le feu
électrique, II. 4. 9.

_Eminences_ (les) attirent les nuages, II. 33.

_Epée_ fonduë dans le fourreau, II. 40.

_Epuisement_ du coussin, I. 102-114.

_Equilibre_ du feu électrique dans les surfaces de la bouteille, I. 48.

_Equilibre_ (l') de l'électricité ne se rétablit point à travers le
verre, I. 49.

_Equilibre_ (l') ne se rétablit dans les surfaces que par une
communication non-électrique, I. 50.

_Equilibre_: moyen de le rétablir, I, 53. 68.

_Erreur_ de M. Watson, I. 93.

_Esprits_ allumés par & au travers de la rivière, I. 194.

_Esprits_ enflammés sans avoir été chauffés, I. 232.

_Essence_ (l') du verre semble consister dans son électricité, I. 187.

_Etincelles_ frappent plus loin, à proportion que le feu électrique est
plus fort, I. 245. II. 26.

_Etincelle_ grande ou petite pour l'inflammation des esprits, II. 36.

_Etincelle_ électrique déchire en perçant le papier, II. 40.

_Etincelle_ tirée de deux personnes électrisées différemment, I. 88.

_Etincelle_ plus forte entr'elles, I. 89.

_Expansion_ égale de la matière électrique dans la totalité d'une masse,
I. 6.

_Expérience_ de Leyde avec un carreau de verre, I. 143.

_Expérience_ de Marly-la-Ville, II. 99-125.

_Expérience_ qui prouve que la matière raréfiée est susceptible de plus
d'électricité, II. 221.

_Expériences_ de M. Jean Canton, II. 280.

_Explication_ de plusieurs phénomènes, I. 89. 90.

_Explication_ de ce qui se passe dans le globe lorsqu'on le frotte, I.

_Explosion_ (l') est la même si tenant la bouteille par le crochet on la
touche au côté, ou au contraire, I. 119.

_Explosion_ (l') n'électrise point celui qui tient la bouteille & la
touche, I. 81.

_Explosion_ (l') n'électrise point, I. 115-118.


_Feu_ commun répandu dans tous les corps, II. 35.

_Feu_ électrique ne peut être tiré d'un côté s'il n'en entre d'un autre,
I. 51.

_Feu_ (le) électrique passe du fil-d'archal au doigt qui touche, & non
au contraire, I. 54.

_Feu_ électrique: moyen de le faire circuler, I. 74.

_Feu_ (le) électrique doit sortir par où il est entré, I. 120.

_Feu_ électrique attiré par l'eau, II. 2.

_Feu_ électrique (le) qui sort de l'extérieur de la bouteille, n'est pas
le même que celui qui entre dans l'intérieur, I. 200.

_Feu_ électrique répandu dans toute la matière, I. 207.

_Feu_ électrique rassemblé & non créé par le globe frotté, II. 6.

_Feu_ électrique rassemblé par l'agitation sur la mer, II. 7.

_Feu_ électrique d'un nuage de 10000. âcres, II. 26.

_Feu_ électrique visible en sautant des intervalles & invisible le long
des corps denses & unis, II. 29.

_Feu_ électrique visible sur un feüille d'or, & pourquoi, II. 30.

_Feu_ électrique & feu commun ne sont point incompatibles,

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