Laws of electrolysis stated by Michael Faraday

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Historical Context Note

Michael Faraday's work on electrolysis formed part of his broader work on electro-magnetism, which supplied the basis of electric-powered modern technology. Although he had little formal education, and lacked the mathematical skill to codify his work, his talent as an experimental scientist led him to build valuable pieces of equipment. Twelve years previously, constructed two devices that used the circular magnetic force around a wire to create a continuous circular motion. In 1831 Faraday succeeded in building a laborious construction , consisting of two insulated coils of wire wound on opposite sides of a soft iron ring, which was effectively the first transformer. In 1833, he extended his researches into electrolysis, experimenting w…

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Editors. "Laws of electrolysis stated by Michael Faraday". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2013
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