1803,1839 Cerium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Berlin, Bastnäs, StockholmMartin Heinrich Klaproth, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Wilhelm Hisinger, Carl Gustaf Mosander elements


Atomic number 58

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Wilhelm Hisinger was the first to observe that during electrolysis an element migrates to either the cathode (negative) or the anode (positive). Cerium is electropositive; it migrates to the anode.

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