Guess the Chemist (29)

  • DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201400033
  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 06 May 2014
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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This chemist, born in northern Britain in the 1820s, had a bright future ahead of them.

They started their working life as an apprentice in a pharmacy. This person obviously had a keen interest in chemistry, as they went on to work for a chemical manufacturing company, which they later became a partner in.

The discovery that they are best known for is often more readily accredited to another scientist.

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