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Svante Arrhenius

Svante Arrhenius

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1903

Physicist, Physical Chemist. Electrolytic theory of dissociation

“Humanity stands ... before a great problem of finding new raw materials, new sources of energy that shall never become exhausted. In the meantime, we must not waste what we have, but must leave as much as possible for coming generations.” - Arrhenius.



Svante Arrhenius. Source: Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, Band 69, von 1909. - Scanned, image processed and uploaded by Kuebi, Armin Kübelbeck. Author: Photogravure Meisenbach Riffarth & Co. Leipzig
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Svante Arrhenius. Source: German Wikipedia.


Svante Arrhenius and the Boltzmann group in Graz, 1887. Back row: Walther Nernst, Heinrich Streintz, Svante Arrhenius, Richard Hiecke. Front row: Eduard Aulinger, Albert von Ettingshausen, Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann, Ignaz Klemenčič and Victor Hausmanninger. Source: Universität Graz. Public domain, Wikimedia Commons.


German chemist Wilhelm Ostwald and Svante Arrhenius, from a 1904 issue of Popular Science Monthly.


First Solvay conference on Chemistry
Top (from left): Georges Chavanne, Octave Dony-Hénault, Frédéric Swarts, Charles-Victor Mauguin, Édouard Herzen, L. Flamache, Edouard Hannon, Auguste Piccard Middle (from left): Marcel Delépine, Einar Biilmann, Henri Wuyts, Thomas Martin Lowry, Georges Urbain, Jean Perrin, Frans Maurits Jaeger, André Louis Debierne, Hans Rupe, Alfred Berthoud, R.-H. Pickard
Bottom (from left): Charles Moureu, Francis William Aston, Sir William Henry Bragg, Henry Edward Armstrong, Sir William Jackson Pope, Ernest Solvay, Albin Haller, Svante Arrhenius, Frederick Soddy
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Name: Svante August Arrhenius
Birth: 19 February 1859, Vik, Sweden
Death: 2 October 1927, Stockholm, Sweden
Residence: Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Award: "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation."
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