Cavendish, Henry, 1731-1810Alternative names
Educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge but left without taking a degree, 1753. He devoted his life to scientific researches. He discovered the extreme lightness of inflammatory air (hydrogen) and later ascertained that water is composed of two gases. He investigated the constitution of air and made experiments on electricity and on the density of the Earth, 1798. F. R. S., 1760.
From the description of Papers, 1766-1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81220071
- Air (Physics)--Experiments