Svante Arrhenius

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Svante Arrhenius

Svante Arrhenius

Svante was born on February 19, 1859 and died on October 2, 1927. He lived in Uppsala, Sweden and Stockholm, Sweden. He was always good at and interested in math and physics. He studied math, chemistry, and physics in college.

*In 1883, Svante theorized and experimented/discovered (1884) that ions are formed when you dissolve salt, acid, and base molecules in water.*He discovered acids had hydrogen, producing hydrogen ions. Bases had OH (hydroxide) which resulted in hydroxide ions. The strength of the reaction/ions/electric current resulted in strong and weak acids/bases.*He tested substances and dissolved them in water, finding that some substances produced some negative ion charges, and other-positive ion charges. The ions were carriers of electric currents (electrolysis) and also chemical activity. *He is associated with Michael Faraday He disproved Michael's theory that ions are only produced by electical currents. *Svante was the first to discover the effects of greenhouse gases and predict the future effects of greenhouse gases. (1896) His theory wasn't proved correct until 1987.*In 1905 he became the director of the Nobel Institute for Physical Chemistry.

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Here Svante is dissolving different substances in water to see what kind of ions they will produce.

This is a diagram explaining in depth the process of the greenhouse gas effect.

Hannah Ah-Sha Period 8 / 11-10-14

In 1903, he recieved Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Bronsted, Lowry, Arrhenius, Lewis

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Arrhenius started it all with his theory

Lewis expanded both theories, and many more are included in his theory

Bronsted and Lowry worked off of Arrhenius's theory



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