, Volume 62, Issue 11, pp 1100-1102

History of the discovery of potassium and sodium (on the 200th anniversary of the discovery of potassium and sodium)

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This article presents the history of the discovery potassium and sodium, barium, calcium, boron, and cadmium by Humphrey Davy. It illustrates the continuity of research into electrophysiology, physics, and electrochemistry that led Davy to his discovery. The biographical sketch of Davy is given.

Original Russian Text © V.A. Shaposhnik, 2007, published in Zhurnal Analiticheskoi Khimii, 2007, Vol. 62, No. 11, pp. 1218–1221.