August in Chemistry
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Joseph Henry Gilbert
Charles Robert Harington
born 1897: biochemist; synthesized
with G. Barger
George de Hevesy
born 1885: radioisotopes; co-discoverer of
(Hf, element 72);
born 1733: specific heats; defender of
eventually converted to antiphlogistic theories.
letter about military implications of atomic energy to President Franklin Roosevelt
born 1788: Gmelin's salt (
); test for bile pigments;
History of science and chemistry [auf Deutsch]
Handbuch der anorganischen Chemie
and its successor database.
, professor of chemistry at College of Philadelphia, signed
Declaration of Independence
born 1776: discoverer of
(Cd, element 48); analysis of minerals.