THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CZECH ELECTROCHEMISTRY (TO 1920)
Electrochemistry as a part of physical chemistry was not very appraised in the Czech lands between 1882 and 1920. It was connected with the common ignoring of physical chemistry in the country. Nevertheless, several chemists devoted themselves to the discipline, among them J. Baborovsky who built up his own school in Brno later. Very promising O. Sulc unfortunately died young so that he did not succeeded to breed up new physical chemists or electrochemists in Prague. The third representative of the Czech physical chemistry and electrochemistry was J. Sebor, he could not however work fully in the disciplines in this period. Papers on electrolytic suboxide of silver and magnesium took relatively the biggest part of about forty research articles devoted to electrochemistry and electroanalysis. Relatively large part of published works dealt with electrolytes. Physical chemists O. Sulc, J. Sebor, J. Baborovsky and physicist B. Masek attended to further education - they published reports on physical chemistry and electrochemistry that in a way complemented study of the disciplines.
J. Jindra, Ustav soudobych dejin AV CR, v.v.i, Oddeleni pro dejiny vedy, Puskinovo nam. 9, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
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