(1785 - 5 Nov 1857)
English chemist who discovered acetylene gas. He spent some time assisting his cousin, Humphry Davy, in his chemical researches at the Royal Institution.
Science Quotes by Edmund Davy (1 quote)
When [Humphry Davy] saw the minute globules of potassium burst through the crust of potash, and take fire as they entered the atmosphere, he could not contain his joy—he actually bounded about the room in ecstatic delight; some little time was required for him to compose himself to continue the experiment.
— Edmund Davy
Quoted in Memoirs of the Life of Sir Humphry Davy, in J. Davy (ed.), The Collected Works of Sir Humphry Davy(1839-40), Vol 1, 109.
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Edmund Davy - Biography
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