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Michael Faraday Coined term 'electrolysis'. Developed theories of electrical and mechanical energy, corrosion, batteries, and electrometallurgy. Faraday was not a proponent of atomism. He did many experiments which eventually lead to his invention which was the electric motor.“In 1821 he succeeded in producing mechanical motion by means of a permanent magnet and an electric current—an ancestor of the electric motor. Ten years later, in 1831, he converted magnetic force into electrical force, thus inventing the world’s first electrical generator. In the course of proving that electricity produced by various means are identical, Faraday discovered the two laws of electrochemistry: the amount of chemical change or decomposition is exactly proportional to the quantity of electricity that passes in solution; and the amounts of different substances deposited or dissolved by the same quantity of electricity are proportional to their chemical equivalent weights.” (http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/chemistry-in-history/themes/electrochemistry/faraday.aspx ) – Theoretical Then Empirical ! This is a very beautiful moment similar to Volta, because since this moment forward the electronics change a lot and it became and beautiful thing, many people uses this now for heating, gaming, and entertaining and much more. Also we became more knowledgeable about electricity. But it also has the potential to be a very bad thing.

 


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