What Is The Origin Of Hydrogen's Name?


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Arlene Fernandes Profile
The term hydrogen comes from the French term hydrogène; Latin: 'hydrogenium' which has its roots in the Greek term hudro-, hydro-, meaning 'water', plus the French term gène, -gen. (genes) meaning 'forming'. The adjective from of hydrogen would be the term hydrogenous.

Hydrogen is a chemical element possessing the symbol H as well as number 1 for its atomic number value. When observed at standard temperature as well as pressure hydrogen is has no colour, taste or odour, is non-metallic, and is a highly flammable diatomic gas (that is, H2). Its atomic mass would be 1.00794 g/mol, which makes it the lightest element.

Another fact is hydrogen would be the most abundant when considering chemical elements, as it makes up around 75 per cent of our universe's elemental mass. Elemental hydrogen on Earth, on the other hand is relatively rare, and industrially it is produced from hydrocarbons.
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Tauseef Sheikh answered
The origin of the element hydrogen is Greek. It was derived from two words 'hydro' meaning water and 'genes' which meant generating. The whole word meant that element that generates water. It was discovered by Sir Henry Cavendish in 1766.
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Anonymous answered
Actually, robert boyle discovered hydrogen almost 100 years before sir henry cavendish. The actual name hydrogen was given by a gentleman named antoine lavoisier in 1783. He discovered that when this element (hydrogen) was burned, it formed water. Hence the name hydrogen. The h2 molicule was worked as early as the 1500, but the three people that made the biggest influences were robert boyle(1671), sir henry cavendish in 1766, and the person to give it the name and why was antoine lavoisier. Hope this helps
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Anonymous commented
Several people used hydrogen for various things before it was found to be an element. Although Robert Boyle did make several significant discoveries about hydrogen, Sir Henry Cavendish is usually credited with its discovery.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
The word 'hydrogen' is attributed to a chemical element that is found in the gaseous form and is the lightest of all the known elements. At standard pressure and temperature the gas has no colour, no odour and neither has a taste. It is nonmetallic and is highly inflammable also.

The gas plays a very important role in the existence of humankind on the planet earth. It is hydrogen that along with oxygen forms water, the major compound that is responsible for the existence of life on earth. There are two atoms of hydrogen and only one atom of oxygen found in water.

The gas is also the most abundant of all the chemical elements and it constitutes approximately seventy-five per cent of the elemental mass of the universe.

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