Talk:François Isaac de Rivaz

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Water car claims[edit]

I reverted this:[[1]]

Re-wording, and removal of unsubstantiated water claim. Interesting article.

I don't see any water car claims.

Please explain.

Gdewilde (talk) 16:07, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Is there a reference for the production of hydrogen from water by François Isaac de Rivaz in 1807 ?,i don't think so, electrolysis came up in 1874. Cheers. Mion (talk) 17:36, 9 August 2008 (UTC), Corr. maybe it is possible [2] as the method was shown around 1800. but still maybe it was produced by reacting zinc metal with hydrochloric acid. Any references ? Mion (talk) 17:56, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
While its possible that the hydrogen used in the car was derived from water, the article should not imply that the water was onboard the car. It was stored in a ballon, apparently in a blend of hydrogen and oxygen. Feel free to put a reference to hydrogen production during that period if you like.Guyonthesubway (talk) 19:55, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

article vandalized?[edit]

obviously dates wrong and i doubt the inventor was also a "basball" player. why do this to someone's biography? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jrm2007 (talkcontribs) 07:31, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

That was vandalism from some anon IP editor, and a bad revert on my part, however another editor now corrected the mistake. -- œ 19:02, 15 November 2010 (UTC)