Davy Humphry


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 (dā′vē), Sir Humphry 1778-1829.
British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry, using its methods to isolate sodium and potassium (1807) and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808).
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Da·vy

(dā′vē), Sir Humphry 1778-1829.
British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry, which is concerned with the interaction of electric and chemical phenomena. Davy used its methods to isolate sodium and potassium (1807) and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808). He also proved that diamonds are a form of carbon.
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