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Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

MICHAEL FARADAY (1791-1867) born at Newington Butts, Surrey, England, was one of the greatest experimental scientists of all times. He is best known for his work in electricity, the discoverer of electromagnetic induction. The magnitude of his contribution is shown by the list of scientific terms he introduced: electrode, anode, cathode, anion, cation, ion and ionization. His work with nitrous oxide was important in the history of anesthesia.

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