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    Famous Chemists
    Robert Boyle (1627-1691), Irish / English: best known for the formulation of Boyle's law which describes gas behavior.
    Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907), Russian: periodic law and periodic table.
    Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856-1931), American, carborundum
    Amedeo Avogadro (1776–1856), Italian: Avogadro's Law
    Svante Arrhenius (1859–1927), Swedish, Nobel Laureate: physical chemistry, Arrhenius equation
    Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1917) German, Nobel Laureate: synthesis of indigo
    Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (1811–1899), German: emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium and rubidium.
    Carl Bosch (1872–1940), German, Nobel Laureate: high-pressure industrial chemistry and founder of IG Farben
    Marie Curie (1867–1934), Polish, Nobel Laureate: radioactivity; discovery of polonium and radium
    John Dalton (1766–1844), English : atomic model and theory
    John Frederick Daniell (1790-1845), English: Daniell Cell
    Sir Humphry Davy (1778–1829), British: discoveries of alkali and alkaline earth metals; Davy lamp for miners
    Charles Martin Hall (1863-1914), American: aluminium production
    Jan Baptista van Helmont (1579-1644), Flemish: physical properties of gases
    Robert Hooke (1635–1703), English: Hooke's Law, microscopy, coined the word 'cell'
    Johann Josef Loschmidt (1821 - 1895), Austrian: Loschmidt constant, Loschmidt's paradox
    Robert S. Mulliken (1896–1986), American, Nobel Laureate: molecular orbital theory
    Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish: invention of dynamite, Nobel Prize
    Hans Christian Ψrsted (1777-1851), Danish: produced aluminium for the first time, electromagnetism
    William Perkin (1838 - 1907), English: discovery of, the first aniline dye, mauveine
    Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), French: the first vaccine for rabies and anthrax
    Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), Austrian, Nobel Laureate: quantum physics, Pauli principle
    Linus Pauling (1901-1994), American, Nobel Laureate: chemical bonds, structures of molecules, vitamin C benefits
    Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), New Zealand-born / British, , Nobel Laureate: Rutherford model of the atom
    Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786), German / Swedish: co-discovered oxygen
    Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999), American, Nobel Laureate: Discovery of ten transuranium elements
    Thomson, J.J. (1856-1940), English, Nobel Laureate: discovery of electron
    Jacobus H. van't Hoff (1852 - 1911), Dutch, Nobel Laureate: chemical kinetics, Stereochemistry; awarded first Nobel Prize in chemistry.
    Chaim Azriel Weizmann (1874-1952), Israeli: ABE-process, which produces acetone through bacterial fermentation; founded the Weizmann Institute in Israel; the first President of the State of Israel
    George Washington Carver (1864-1943), American: development of peanut crops and products
    Lothar Meyer (1830 - 1895), German: co-inventor of the periodic table

    Chemists - Elementary/Middle School Level
    The Inventors of Modern Plastics - Polymer Solutions Incorporated (PSI)

    Chemists - Elementary/Middle/High School Level
    Famous Chemists - about.com

    Chemists - High School Level
    100 Distinguished European Chemists - European Network for Chemistry
    Biographies of Chemists - Royal Society of Chemistry
    List of Chemists - Wikipedia
    History of Chemistry - Purdue Chemistry Department
    The History of Gas Chemistry - Bruce Mattson, Creighton University
    List of Chemical Engineers - Wikipedia

    Chemists - High/High+ School Level
    Chemical Achievers - Chemical Heritage Foundation
    The Path to the Periodic Table
    Biographies of Famous Chemists - Virtual Library
    The History of Gas Chemistry - Bruce Mattson, Creighton University

    Chemistry Timelines
    Chemistry and Art Timeline - Royal Society of Chemistry
    Chemical Engineering Timeline - PAFKO
    Polymers Timeline - MAST

    Chemistry and Chemists on Stamps and Images
    Chemistry Sci-Philately - Buffalo University
    Chemist Photo Gallery - ChemTeam
    The History of Chemistry - The Smith Collection

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