English chemist who discovered of the effects of nitrous oxide, which came to be known as laughing gas. He also undertook the first electrochemical decompositions, isolating potassium, barium, strontium, calcium, and magnesium. Born 1778 - Died 1829
Full text of his paper entitled " On a Combination of Oxymuriatic Gas and Oxygene Gas " read February 21, 1811 .
Wikipedia article on this British chemist and inventor.
Short article on how he proved that it was not using two different metals that made the Voltaic Pile work.
Short biographical details of this British chemist best known for his experiments in electro-chemistry and his invention of a miner's safety lamp.
Full text facsimile of the original publication in Littell's Living Age Journal, published in 1845 .
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