Antedating of "Hydrogen"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 24 01:41:59 UTC 2004

hydrogen (OED 1791)

1788 Louis Bernard, Baron Guyton de Morveau _Method of chymical
nomenclature, proposed by Messrs. De Morveau, Lavoisier_ 49 (Early English
Collections Online)  Ammoniac should not be admitted, because it has been
discovered to be a combination of azot and hydrogen.

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