Svante Arrhenius Biography
Birthday: February 19, 1859 (Pisces)
Born In: Vik
Swedish scientist Svante August Arrhenius remains one of the most influential scientists in history and although it is true that he started off as a physicist; he ended up being more influential as a researcher par excellence on chemistry. He showed a remarkable gift for arithmetic at an early age and for all intents and purposes he was a child prodigy who excelled in the sciences. His major projects were related to chemistry and Arrhenius was also one of the leading purveyors of what is now known as physical chemistry. Arrhenius was Sweden’s leading scientist throughout his life and his papers on the greenhouse effect is regarded as a benchmark study on climate change in the 21st century. He is known as the ‘father of climate change’ studies and all the research that has been conducted on it are based on the findings of Svante Arrhenius. Other than his study on the greenhouse effect; he is also famous for his work on the theory of electrolytic dissociation. Arrhenius is often referred to as a physical chemist in light of the sort of studies he conducted. Read on to know more about his life and contribution to the field of physical chemistry.