He declares that no kind of rocks known to us can be proved to belong to 'a nascent state 51 of the planet.'
The nascent state may possibly be that of ozone, to which we have already alluded as a powerful bleaching agent.
Considerable as these additions were, the nascent state could not even yet be considered as important in size.
Oxygen, especially in the nascent state, is very powerful upon dyes.
The same is true of oxygen in the nascent state as illustrated by the use of hypochlorites for the same purpose.
To express this fact elements at the instant of liberation are said to be in the nascent state.