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A Life of Discoveries –  the great Michael Faraday

A Life of Discoveries – the great Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday (1791 – 1867) in his laboratory Painting by Harriet Moore On September 22, 1791, the famous chemist and physicist Michael Faraday was born. He is responsible for the discovery of the electromagnetic induction, the laws of electrolysis and best known for his inventions, which laid the foundations to the electrical industry. But, to understand the person and the scientist Michael Faraday, we have to look a little bit…
Modern Chemistry started with Lavoisier

Modern Chemistry started with Lavoisier

It took centuries for the occult science of Alchemy to become the modern science of Chemistry. Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier, born on August 26, 1743, is considered as one of the fathers of modern chemistry. Born to a wealthy family in Paris, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier inherited a large fortune at the age of five with the passing of his mother. His education was filled with the ideals of the French Enlightenment of…
Henry Moseley and the Atomic Numbers

Henry Moseley and the Atomic Numbers

Henry Moseley (1887-1915) For sure you do remember that poster from your classroom with all the chemical elements ordered in the so-called periodic table. But, certainly only a few of you will have heard about Henry Moseley and his concept of the atomic numbers. In chemistry and physics, the existence of a periodic table creates an ordering for the elements, and was first proposed by Russian chemist and inventor Dimitri…
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