In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The free element sodium was first produced in 1807 by the English chemist Humphry Davy by electrolysis of molten sodium hydroxide.
- This is related to their behavior during electrolysis where the ions move to the two opposite electrodes.
- Perhaps the best known example of electrolysis is the electrolytic decomposition of water to produce hydrogen and oxygen.
- The technique that he developed, electrolysis of potassium fluoride in anhydrous liquid hydrogen fluoride, is still used today, with some modifications.
- During electrolysis an anion is attracted to the anode (positive electrode).
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.