NOT A HWK QUESTION!! Molecular Theory PLEASE. Hi, Does anyone know the veracity of the quotation of experiments by Francis Bacon, in some books published around the turn of 20C., stating that he filled metal spheres with water and, upon applying sufficient pressure, saw water droplets on the outside of the spheres indicating that the water molecules came through between the metal particles - so there are spaces between the metal atoms. It's interesting to read book like 'Heat considered as a mode of motion' as recommended by Clerk Maxwell or Millikan. Thanks for your time.