Wollaston



William Hyde, 1766–1828, English chemist and physicist.
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Decline of Science in England Charles Babbage
Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
History of Astronomy George Forbes
Benjamin Franklin Frank Luther Mott
Inventors at Work George Iles
Decline of Science in England Charles Babbage
The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 1 (of 2) John Ayrton Paris
By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Wollaston
(wl’ə-stən)
British chemist and physicist who discovered the elements palladium (1803) and rhodium (1804). In 1805 he devised a process for producing malleable platinum that could be used to make various utensils and apparatus. Wollaston was also one of the first scientists to realize that the arrangement of atoms in a molecule must be three-dimensional.

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