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Cavendish's eudiometer, 1781. Replica of or

Cavendish's eudiometer, 1781. Replica of or
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Cavendish's eudiometer, 1781. Replica of original in the posesion of the Royal Institution. The eudiometer is a graduated glas tube in which mixtures of gases can be made to react by an electric spark, used to measure changes in volume during chemical reactions. 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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