A course of lectures, consisting of illustrations of the various forces of matter, i.e. of such as are called the physical or inorganic forces

M. Faraday
1860 Journal of the Franklin Institute  
We shall have to pay a little more attention to the forces existing in water before we can have a clear idea on the subject. Besides the attraction which there is between its particles to make it hold together as s liquid or a solid, there is also another force, different from the former; --one which, by means of the voltaic battery, we yesterday overcame, drawing from the water two different substances, which, when heated by means of the electric spark, attracted each other, and rushed into
more » ... bination to reproduce water. Now, the best thing I can do to-day is to continue this subject, and trace the various phenomena of chemical affinity; and for this purpose, as we yesterday considered the character of oxygen, of which I have here two jars (oxygen being those particles derived from the water which enable other bodies to burn), we will now consider the other constituent of water, and without embarrassing you too much with the way in which these things are made, I will proceed now to show you our common way of making hydrogen.
doi:10.1016/0016-0032(60)90546-9 fatcat:2rr4ww2bczhenhudcaqxqmtd4m