- Jöns Ja·kob [yœns yah-kawp] /yœns ˈyɑ kɔp/, Baron,1779–1848, Swedish chemist.
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Sweden had indeed produced a Linnus and a Berzelius, but they had had no successors.The Growth of a Soul
I went from him to the renowned Berzelius, and laid in a stock of more.
The great Berzelius was the first to obtain this element in 1823.The Boy's Playbook of Science
John Henry Pepper
Selenium, indispensable in the apparatus, was discovered by Berzelius in 1817.Inventors at Work
"Biographie Universelle;" for notices of Berzelius and Lavoisier.Heroes of Science
M. M. Pattison Muir
- Baron Jöns Jakob (ˈjœns ˈjɑːkɔp). 1779–1848, Swedish chemist, who invented the present system of chemical symbols and formulas, discovered several elements, and determined the atomic and molecular weight of many substances
- Swedish chemist who is regarded as one of the founders of modern chemistry. Berzelius developed the concepts of the ion and of ionic compounds and made extensive determinations of atomic weights. In 1811 he introduced the classical system of chemical symbols, in which the names of elements are identified by one or two letters.