17: Electrochemistry

The History of Chemistry

Jul 13 2022 • 20 mins

We learn about Jane Marcet, one of the most popular science writers of the 1800s, and her connection to Michael Faraday, one of the most brilliant experimental scientists and demonstrators of the 1800s, as well as Faraday's investigations into electrochemistry. Faraday asked Reverend William Whewell for electrochemical terminology. We hear about the development of electric batteries, electroplating, and how a German soldier imprisoned for a duel founded an international electronics firm.

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