Alessandro Volta was an Italian physicist who was a great pioneer in the field of electricity. The electric unit known as “volts” was named in honor of him. Volta was born in Como, Italy on February 18, 1745. As a kid, he didn’t show any signs of genius. He didn’t begin talking until the age of 4 (most kids start talking around 2). His parents thought surely he must be stupid. His father died when he was 7 and it was about that time that he began passing the other kids in their schoolwork studies. Volta began experimenting with electricity in 1774 while he was a physics teacher. After a few years, he switched gears and began working with chemistry projects. Volta was the first…
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