Philip - FdK_Sever@hotmail.com - 8/27/2007 12:26:35 PM
Discovery of hydrogen is usually attributed to Henry Cavendish, a British
chemist who prepared it in 1766, and called it "flammable air". Others had
actually made it before then, but did not recognize that they had produced
a new and different substance. Lavoisier in the 1780s gave hydrogen its
name, and had the first modern insight into its true chemical nature.