[woo l-uh-stuh n]
- William Hyde,1766–1828, English chemist and physicist.
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Why did Mr. Wollaston add the same word to his Religion of Nature?The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
This was not the result sought by Wollaston, but it was closely related to that result.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
On the day of the funeral the belated ships of Whitney and Wollaston arrived.
Whitney and Wollaston planned the plunder of homeward-bound Spanish ships.
Its progress was slow, and accidents detained Whitney's and Wollaston's vessels.
- British chemist and physicist who discovered the elements palladium (1803) and rhodium (1804). In 1805 he devised a process for producing malleable platinum that could be used to make various utensils and apparatus. Wollaston was also one of the first scientists to realize that the arrangement of atoms in a molecule must be three-dimensional.
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