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'Cavendish's experiment', 1785. Coloured dr

'Cavendish's experiment', 1785. Coloured dr
3 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm


Cavendish's experiment', 1785. Coloured drawing of Cavendish's experiment on the combination of atmospheric nitrogen and oxygen by the passage of electric sparks. Henry Cavendish (1731-1810) was an English natural philosopher and chemist. He attended Peterhouse College, Cambridge, but left without a degree. Having inherited a fortune from his uncle he lived as a recluse in London, devoting his life to scientific investigations.

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