Humphry Davy

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Humphry Davy

HUMPHRY DAVY

Biography

REASEARCH AND DISCOVERY

Humphry discover laughing gas by conducting experiments to determine the effects of inhaling nitrous oxide. He also discovered barium,calcium,boron,strontium, and magnesium. Davy also researched the formation of alkine metals.

Awards

Humphry Davy was awarded the Copley Medal in 1805, the Rumford Medal in 1816, and the Royal Medal in 1827

Created 1st electric lamp

Made mines safer

Recieved edgucation in Penzance

Became ill in 1827

Humphry Davy was born on December 17,1778 in Penzance,Cornwall in the UK. Davy was born in the middle class, His parents were Grace Millet and Robert Davy. He had a brother named John David who was also a chemist. In 1779 he was apprentices toa surgeon at the Medical Pneumatic Institute in Bristol to study science.

Died on May 29,1829


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