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Sample of chlorine made by Davy

Sample of chlorine made by Davy

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38.9 x 51.8 cm ⏐ 15.3 x 20.4 in (300dpi)

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ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Chlorine. Sample of chlorine gas made by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1810. Chlorine was discovered by Scheele in 1774. However, Davy was the first to show that it was an element rather than a compound. This sample is preserved at the Royal Institution, London.

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