Henry Cavendish

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British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)


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With his private fortune and personal connections, Darwin, for all his lack of a title, seems more like a hybrid of Henry Cavendish and Joseph Banks than the professional scientists who were his contemporaries.
In 1776, Henry Cavendish, an English chemist and physicist who spent years studying the properties of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, discovered that hydrogen was a separate substance.
Two hundred years ago scientist Henry Cavendish suggested a figure.