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Arrhenius

[ahr-rey-nee-oo s]
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noun
  1. Svan·te Au·gust [svahn-te ou-goo st] /ˈsvɑn tɛ ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1859–1927, Swedish physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1903.
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Historical Examples

  • This resemblance had often been noted before Arrhenius elaborated his hypothesis.

    Curiosities of the Sky

    Garrett Serviss

  • Nevertheless, the all-explaining hypothesis of Arrhenius offers us once more a certain amount of aid.

    Curiosities of the Sky

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  • Van tHoffs discoveries went far, but one more step was needed, and this was taken by Arrhenius in 1888.

  • One or two other curious points in connection with Arrhenius' hypothesis may be mentioned.

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  • Comets' tails, Arrhenius assures us, are but another result of the pressure of light.

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Arrhenius

noun
  1. Svante August (ˈsvantə ˈauɡʊst). 1859–1927, Swedish chemist and physicist, noted for his work on the theory of electrolytic dissociation: Nobel prize for chemistry 1903
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Arrhenius

[ə-rēnē-əs]
  1. Swedish physicist and chemist who developed the theory of electrolytic dissociation, which explained the process by which ions are formed or separated. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1903. He also investigated osmosis, toxins, and antitoxins.
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