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 (kăv′ən-dĭsh), Henry 1731-1810.
British chemist and physicist who discovered the properties of hydrogen and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen.


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(Biography) Henry. 1731–1810, British physicist and chemist: recognized hydrogen, determined the composition of water, and calculated the density of the earth by an experiment named after him


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Henry, 1731–1810, English scientist.
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