The Legacy of the Faraday Constant
The story of the now-everyday constant involves a device you can build at home, a brilliant man, and an honor that rivals a Nobel Prize
The turn of the 19th century saw a flurry of chemical research. Antoine Lavoisier had started what some would call “the chemical revolution” to bring chemistry to the forefront as a legitimate science. John Dalton was hypothesizing the existence of atoms, and Alessandro Volta created the world’s first battery.