Leyden jar

1745-1746 Leyden jar

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Ewald Georg von Kleist, Pieter van Musschenbroek electromagnetism

Leyden jar



Von Kleist and van Musschenbroek were wrong to think that electricity was a fluid, and Franklin was wrong that the electricity was contained in the glass of a Leyden jar. Useful discoveries are not always based on correct theories.

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