Humphry Davy

British chemist (1778-1829)

Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet, FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society) (born 17 December 1778 in Penzance, Cornwall, England; died 29 May 1829 in Geneva City, Switzerland),[1][2][3] was a Cornish chemist. His study of chemistry led to the first pure forms of some of the chemical elements such as water and sodium.


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