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Michael Faraday


Michael Faraday (1791 - 1867)


Early Life

Michael Faraday was born September 22, 1791 in Newington Butts, (Now London) England. http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/scientist/faraday.html<ref>His father, James Faraday, was a blacksmith from Yorkshire, North England while his mother, Margaret Hastwell, was a daughter of a farmer in North England</ref>. James and Margaret moved to Newington Butts with his older siblings where he was born some months later.www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/faraday.html<ref>The family lived in poverty with barely any jobs around for work</ref>.www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/scfaraday.htm<ref> Michael Faraday worked as a bookbinder to earn extra money</ref>.

Michael was illiterate in math, but became really involved in chemistry. He started out working to pursue his interest in electricity with Humphry Davy. Michael Farafay idoled Humphry Davy's for his lectures given at the Royal Society pertainting to chemistry. Michael Faraday became Humphry Davy's assisstant. His first expedition with Humphry Davy was at a tour in Europe, where he met other scientis, like Ampere. When Michael and Davy got back, Michael began to work in labs on chemistry experiments at the Royal institution.

Michael Faraday became interested in the works of electricity. He worked in other scientists' labs and eventually started making his own experiments. He wrote an article about electricity and Magnetism which came along with an experiment in 1821.http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/faraday.html <ref> This experiment was called Oersted's experiment which was ercognized as Michael's best experiment</ref>.

Contributions

Michael Faraday invented the Dynamo, a decice that converted electricity to motion after discovering Magnetic rotation. In 1857, he devised the laws of chemical electrodeposition of metals from solutions. Along with that, Michael Faraday formulated the second law of electrolysis: the amounts of bodies which are equivalent to each other in their ordinary chemical action having equal quantities of electricity natually associated with them.

Later Life

www.corrosion-doctors.org/biographies/faraday<ref>Beyond his lack in math skills, Michael Faraday made achievements such as discovering that electricity could be made by moving a magnet inside a wire coil, building first electric motor, first generator and transformer, and several ways to look at the word electricity</ref>.www.people.clarkson.edu/~ekatz/scientists/faraday.htm<ref>He used ion, electrode, cathode, and anode as synonyms for the word electricity</ref>. He also made some accomplishments in chemistry such as the discovery of Benzene, a common carbon compound. Michael became a professor at the Royal institution teaching chemistry. A cool fact about Michael Farady that was given to him by honor was the naming of a unit of electricity, "Farad", which measures capacitance, an amount of electrical charge. Michael Faraday lived all of his life in England, where he died August 25, 1867.

References

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oct.1,2009, from http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/scientist/faraday.html (2006).californiaenergycommision.Oct.1,2009, from www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientist/faraday.html oct.1,2009, from www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/scfaraday.htm oct.1,2009, from www.corrosion-doctors.org/biographies/faraday.html April 7, 2007. Oct 1, 2009, from www.people.clarkson.edu/~ekatz/scientists/faraday.htm weisstein, Eric(2007). Oct.1,2009, from http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/faraday.html


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