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Chapter 2

Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels and Biomass

Hydrogen was first identified as a distinct entity in 1766 by the British scientist Henry Cavendish (1731−1810) after he produced the gas by reacting zinc metal with hydrochloric acid. This gas he called ‘inflammable air’. In a paper to the Royal Society in London, Cavendish provided exact measureme...
Print publication date: 14 Dec 2007
Copyright year: 2007
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-597-6
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-802-2
From the book series:
RSC Energy Series