1. Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)
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  • Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779 – 1848) was one of Humphry Davy's contemporaries and rivals. Berzelius, Jöns Jakob
  • Berzelius introduced the name catalysis instead, with the active but unconsumed substance being termed the catalytic substance or catalyst, and the cause underlying the phenomena catalytic force. Wilhelm Ostwald - Nobel Lecture
  • Jacob Berzelius immediately denominated chlorine, bromine, and iodine as ‘halogens’ or elements that form salts.
  • The word isomerism was coined by Berzelius to express this anomalous condition of things, which seemed to negative the most fundamental truths of chemistry. A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • As a compensation the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences gave him, in 1977, its highest honor, other than the Nobel Prize, the Berzelius The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry
  • Berzelius was born into a well-educated Swedish family, but he experienced a difficult childhood because first his father and then his mother died. Berzelius, Jöns Jakob
  • Berzelius was also a great organizer of men and institutions. Berzelius, Jöns Jakob
  • Buchner's experiments showed unequivocally that fermentation is a catalytic process caused by the action of enzymes, as had been suggested by Berzelius for all life processes, and Buchner called his extract zymase The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry
  • Jacob Berzelius and Justus von Liebig, had advocated a chemical basis for life. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry
  • Berzelius overlooked - accounts only uncertainly for the promotion of sulphurous acid oxidation by stating that the oxygen would be supplied to the oxidizable substance by the oxides of nitrogen in a more convenient or suitable form Wilhelm Ostwald - Nobel Lecture
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