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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The report reads: "The butler was summoned and in his presence Henry Cavendish ordered Moseley out of the house, having accused him of adultery.
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 1897, Lord Henry Cavendish built this rococo building at the busy start of Avenue Carnot, but it took hoteliers Christine and Guy Weltor to bring it back to life.
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.
Instead, physicists typically make precision measurements of gravity by using extremely delicate experiments, named after the 18th-century scientist Henry Cavendish, that determine the force between two suspended masses.
3) In 1696, she married Lord Henry Cavendish, MP for Derby and second son of William, the 1st Duke of Devonshire; he was to die of the palsy in 1700, leaving one daughter, Mary, born earlier that Year.