Henry Cavendish

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Noun1.Henry Cavendish - 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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Which gas is English chemist Henry Cavendish credited with the discovery of?
What element was discovered by Henry Cavendish in 1766?
In 2010, he was awarded the Abraham Pais Prize for the History of Physics, "for the study of German science in the 19th and 20th centu ries and a major biography of Henry Cavendish (with Christa Jungnickel, his late wife), and for founding the journal Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences," the American Physical Society said in announcing the award.
No fue sino hasta 1781 cuando Henry Cavendish demostro que el agua no era un elemento, como se creia desde la antiguedad, sino un compuesto de dos gases.