Henry Cavendish

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Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish is a physicist and chemist who determined the value of the universal constant of gravitation. More importantly, he is known for the discovery of Hydrogen or what he called ‘inflammable air’ as well as for the composition of water. Image source: www.ndig.com

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Henry Cavendish

Cavendish made some notable discoveries in Chemistry between 1766 and 1788, and in Electricity between 1771 and 1788. Image source: www.thefamouspeople.com

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Henry Cavendish

Cavendish was distinguished for his great accuracy and precision in his research and experiments on the composition of the atmosphere, mechanical heat, electricity and density of the Earth. Image source: www.topyaps.com

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Henry Cavendish

Many of the major other interests of Cavendish were in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Optics, Magnetism, Geology and Industrial Science, but these are barely represented in his published works. Image source: www.historicalportraits.com

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Henry Cavendish

Cavendish left some of his private studies unpublished. These were mostly whatever did not satisfy him and were eventually revealed in the nineteenth century. image source: www.wikimedia.org

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Henry Cavendish

The last major achievement of Cavendish was his series of experiments to determine the force of gravitational attraction between two small bodies. He profoundly examined the weight of the Earth and the proportions of the constituents of air. Image source: www.cloudfront.net

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