Science: Hydrogen

Hydrogen atoms, tiny little things composed of one positive particle of electricity (the proton) and one madly whirling negative particle (the electron), which goes round and round its fellow just as the earth circles the sun, have been occupying the attention of physicists and chemists at Princeton University.

Last month, Professors Hugh S. Taylor and A. L. Marshall found that by bombarding hydrogen atoms with atoms of mercury energized by light, the hydrogen became so active chemically that it would unite directly with oxygen at ordinary temperatures to form hydrogen peroxide, a substance...

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