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Arrhenius

[ ahr-rey-nee-oos ]
/ ɑrˈreɪ niˌʊs /
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noun
Svan·te Au·gust [svahn-te ou-goost], /ˈsvɑn tɛ ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1859–1927, Swedish physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1903.
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British Dictionary definitions for Arrhenius

Arrhenius
/ (Swedish aˈreːniʊs) /

noun
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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Scientific definitions for Arrhenius

Arrhenius
[ ə-rēnē-əs ]
Svante August 1859-1927

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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