from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Methane, or marsh-gas.
- n. Same as methane.
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(- 256° Fahr.); and at this temperature nitrogen and oxygen can be liquefied in a bath of formene as readily as sulphurous acid in the common freezing mixture.
Cailletet, Wroblewski, and Olzewski have continued their experiments in liquefaction, and acquired increased facility in the handling of liquid ethylene, formene, atmospheric air, oxygen, and nitrogen.
M. Cailletet devised a cheaper process, by employing another hydrocarbon that rises from the mud of marshes, and is called _formene_.