ALL BLOGS in CHEMISTRY


Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus Debye (1936 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus Debye was born on March 24 1884 at Maastricht the Netherlands Debye obtained his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the Aachen University of Technology in 1905 After a short stint as Assistant in Technical Mechanics at the A...

Whelm Ostwald : 1909 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 25Born 2nd September 1853 Riga Russian Empire now Latvia Ostwald was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysis chemical equilibria and reaction velocities Right up to the end of his ...

Marie Sklodowska Curie : 1911 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 27Madam Curie received the Chemistry Nobel Prize in 1911 for the discovery of the radioactive elements radium and polonium Marie Sklodowska was born in Poland and her parents were teachers who believed strongly in t...

Frederick Soddy (1921 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Let us discuss today about another genius A student of chemistry who achieved the most coveted award a chemist can imagine ndash the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1921 He was a boy from Eastbourne United Kingdom who was born on September 2 1877 His father was a...

Theodor Svedberg (1926 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Dear Children The ultracentrifuge is now routinely used in laboratories across the globe in the fields of biochemistry biomedical sciences nanosciences nanotechnology colloids amp interface sciences and the list goes on and on But do you know the scientist ...

Heinrich Otto Wieland Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1927)

Heinrich Otto Wieland was born to Dr Theodor Wieland and Elise Blum on June 4 1877 His father was a pharmaceutical chemist Heinrich studied at the Universities of Munich Berlin and Stuttgart and received his doctorate under Johannes Thiele at the Baeyer Labo...

Otto Hahn (1944 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Otto Hahn was born on March 8 1879 at Frankfurt-on-the-Main Germany Otto Hahn was awarded the Chemistry Nobel Prize quot for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei quot Otto Hahn is known as the Father of Nuclear Chemistry The prize winning specta...

Slippery Non-Sticky Teflon

Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE or poly tetrafluoroethylene is popularly known as Teflon was an accidental discovery by Dr Roy Plunkett while working at DuPont USA Roy was an American chemist with a PhD in Chemistry While working on a project one day Roy obser...

Frédéric Joliot-Curie and Irène Joliot-Curie (1935 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 was awarded jointly to Fr eacute d eacute ric Joliot and Ir egrave ne Joliot-Curie quot in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements quot The wife-and-husband team received the Nobel Prize for their discovery ...

Alfred Werner (1913 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Alfred Werner won the Chemistry Nobel Prize for the year 1913 for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes Werner developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry He was the first inorganic chemist to win the Nobel Prize and the on...

George de Hevesy (1943 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

George de Hevesy was born on August 1 1885 in Budapest Hungary After matriculation he studied at Budapest University and Berlin Technical University and his doctorate was awarded by the University of Freiburg in 1908 He worked with Professor Fritz Haber w...

Otto Wallach : 1910 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from http www scienceindia in home view blog 26Dear students how many of you know about TERPENES and PINENES Terpenes are a class of organic compounds produced from variety of plants and particularly conifers The name terpene is derived from the word ...

Chemistry behind colours of firecrackers

As soon as the bells of the festive season ring and Diwali is just around the corner I always wait for my box of firecrackers I generally like the anar flowerpot chakri and fuljhadi because of their mesmerising colours I was always fascinated by these colours Th...

Richard Martin Willstätter (1915 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Richard Martin Willst auml tter worked on chlorophyll haemoglobin and anthocyanes the colouring matter of flowers and fruits His investigations into plant pigments especially the work on chlorophyll honoured by the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for t...

Water & Matter

In the peak of summer as we all sip a glass of cold water let us all talk about water All of you know water is chemically represented as H2O as it consists of one atom of oxygen bound to two atoms of hydrogen The hydrogen atoms are attached to the oxygen atom resu...

Ernest Rutherford (1908 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Ernest Rutherford was born on August 30 1871 in Brightwater New Zealand Ernest Rutherford graduated M A in Mathematics and Physical Science and received the B Sc degree the following year at the University of New Zealand Wellington During 1894 he went to Tri...

Sunscreen

We are going to have a severe scorching summer Although it has not been a practice to apply sunscreens in this part of the world in western civilizations it is a common practice though they have summer that is not too severe and not for long Applying sunscreen is a ...

Carl Bosch and Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius (1931 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Carl Bosch was born on August 27 1874 Cologne Germany He studied metallurgy and mechanical engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Charlottenburg 1894-96 He studied chemistry at Leipzig University at University of Leipzig under Johannes Wislicenus and obt...

Arthur Harden and Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin (1929 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Arthur Harden was born on October 12 1865 Manchester United Kingdom He was educated at Tettenhall College Staffordshire and Owens College now the University of Manchester He has worked with Otto Fischer at Erlangen for about a year with the Dalton...

Harold Clayton Urey (1934 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Harold Clayton Urey was born on April 29 1893 in Indiana USA He had his early education and preliminary teaching education from rural areas and country schools before he first stepped into University of Montana in 1914 He had a bachelor rsquo s degree in Zoolo...

Francis William Aston (1922 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Francis Aston was born in Harborne now part of Birmingham on September 1 1877 He was the third child of William Aston and Fanny Charlotte Hollis He was educated at Harborne Vicarage School and Malvern College where his interest in science was aroused Aston rec...

Hermann Emil Fischer : 1902 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 13 Hermann Emil FischerBorn 9th October 1852 Euskirchen in Germany Died 15th July 1919 Berlin Germany Hermann Emil Fischer won the second Nobel Prize in Chemi...

Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier (1912 Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Chemistry Nobel Prize for the year 1912 was awarded to both Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier for their pioneering work in chemistry Let us learn about their professional and personal endeavors Victor Grignard Victor Grignard was awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize 20...

Henri Moissan (1906 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Henri Moissan was born on 28th September 1852 in Paris France Henri Moissan is the first French Chemist who won the Noble Prize Moissan was one of the original members of the International Atomic Weights Committee At the time of receiving the award he was work...

A CUP OF chemisTEA

Tea is a refreshing beverage for all seasons for people of all regions and all ages We have some of the most wonderful conversations over a cup of tea Whether at home school or work we all take several tea breaks during the day Let us make this conversation about...

Walther Hermann Nernst (1920 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Walther Hermann Nernst received his Nobel Prize one year later in 1921 During the selection process in 1920 the Nobel Committee for Chemistry decided that none of the year 39 s nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel According to the...

Glass – An Amorphous Solid

The word amorphous means quot without a fixed shape and form quot Glass falls under this category which means it is neither a solid nor a liquid Chemists contend to address glass as an amorphous solid The fact that most people do not know is that in glass molecul...

Richard Zsigmondy (1925 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Richard Zsigmondy was born on April 1 1865 at Vienna Austria to Irma Szakm aacute ry and Adolf Zsigmondy Sr After his father 39 s early death in 1880 he continued his education by his mother rsquo s encouragement Zsigmondy and his siblings spent much of their t...

Chemistry in a Bottle of Water

Daily intake of two liters of water is necessary to maintain good hydration water equilibrium and electrolyte balance in human body In summer we drink more water due to excess heat and sweating and less during winter A decade ago after a game of cricket during ...

Sir William Ramsay : 1904 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 22Do you know the name of the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry who was also responsible for identifying the place Bangalore for establishing Indian Institute of Science one of the most famous science temples...

ALFRED NOBEL: THE FOUNDER OF NOBEL PRIZES (Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Dear Children Now we are starting a new blog about chemistry Nobel laureates whose contributions for the growth of chemistry have been outstanding It is a real dream for any scientist to won the prestigious Nobel Prize and it is not so easy to achieve this just like...

Elementize your name

Dear Students By now you must be having some knowledge about the periodic table of elements This is a fun exercise to do Can you find elements in your name Try to form words you use regularly like your name address using the periodic table of elements Here is a...

Fritz Haber (1918 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner)

Fitz Haber was born on December 9 1868 in Breslau now Wroclaw Prussia now Poland He was the son of Siegfried and Paula Haber Air is mostly nitrogen but plants can only utilize nitrogen as fertilizer when it is part of chemical compounds During 1913 Fri...

Jacobus H. van't Hoff - 1901: The 1st Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner (Nobel Series)

Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 11 Jacobus H van 39 t Hoff Born August 30 1852 Rotterdam the Netherlands Died March 1 1911 Berlin Germany- Jacobus H van 39 t Hoff created a record by winn...

Eduard Buchner : 1907 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 24Have you guys noticed an interesting thing Many of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry in recent years got their prizes for working primarily on biology related problems With the advancement of science and analytical ...

Svante August Arrhenius (1903 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates Continued from http www scienceindia in home view blog 14 Svante August ArrheniusBorn February 19 1859 in Sweden Died October 2 1927 in SwedenNobel Citation in recognition of the extraordinary services he has render...

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolfvon Baeyer : 1905 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 23 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolfvon BaeyerBorn October 31 1835 in Berlin Germany Died August 20 1917 in Starnberg GermanyThe Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 1905 was awarded to Adolf von Baeyer in reco...