Who Are The Famous Foreign Chemist W/ Picture And Contribution?


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There are a large number of foreign chemists who have made the mark here and contributed to society in the United States and across the globe. Here is a short list of some of the main contributors to the field:

• Alfred Nobel is probably best known for the Nobel Prize that is awarded in a number of different fields annually. But he was also a gifted chemist who invented dynamite, used in a number of different ways including construction. In all during his lifetime Nobel held well over three hundred patents on a number of different inventions.
• Marie Curie was a Polish-born French chemist and physicist who became famous for her early work on radiation. She won two Nobel prizes in her life for chemistry and physics and was the first female professor ever at the University of Paris. She is also famous for discovering two elements, radium and polonium.
• Considered the father of modern chemistry, Jabir bin Hayyan during his lifetime developed over twenty types of chemical laboratory equipment, many of which are still used to this day. He also discovered sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid and did many early experiments distilling salts and other chemicals.
• Robert Boyle was an English chemist who experimented with the field of pneumatics, the study of the mechanical properties of gases such as air. Through his research he eventually rejected the accepted definition of matter and proposed Boyle's Law in the 17th century.
• Henry Cavendish was an English physicist and chemist who discovered the gas hydrogen in 1766.  He later also discovered nitric acid.
• John Dalton was an English chemist who developed atomic theory in the 18th Century. His work in the field accounts for the law of conservation of mass and the law of definitive proportions among other accomplishments.

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