Author:William Hyde Wollaston

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William Hyde Wollaston

English chemist and physicist discoverer of palladium and rhodium.

William Hyde Wollaston


  • On double images caused by atmospherical refraction, 1800
  • On a New Metal, Found in Crude Platina, 1804
  • On the Discovery of Palladium; With Observations on Other Substances Found with Platina, 1805
  • "The Bakerian Lecture on the Force of Percussion" in Philosophical Transactions, 96 (1806), pp. 13–22
  • On Super-Acid and Sub-Acid Salts, 1808
  • On the discovery of potash in sea water, 1820
  • On sounds inaudible by certain ears, 1821
  • On the apparent direction of eyes in a portrait, 1826
  • A description of a microscopic doublet, 1829

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