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If the elements could talk timeline
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Amedeo Avogadro determines that under the same conditions of temperature and pressure, equal volumes of equal gasses contain equal number of molecules. The number of molecules in one gram of a substance is defined by the number 6.0221409×10^23, called Avogadro's number. Avogadro graduated college at age 16.
Henri Becquerel wins the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering radioactivity while working with X-rays. There are craters on the Moon and Mars named after Becquerel.
Niels Bohr wins the Nobel Prize in physics for his model of the atom. "An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." -Niels Bohr
Robert Boyle publishes "Boyle's Law," which states that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to its pressure. Boyle was deeply religious, and promoted Christianity.
Robert Bunsen investigated the light spectrum emitted by heated elements. Bunsen went blind in his right eye due to a cacodyl explosion.
Henry Cavendish experimented with metals and acids to produce "inflammable air," or hydrogen, and "fixed air," or carbon dioxide.
Marie and Pierre Curie win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of radium and polonium. Marie went on to also win a Prize in Chemistry. Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to win two Nobel Prizes.
John Dalton is best known for his proposition of modern atomic theory, his law of partial pressures, and his research in colorblindness.
Humphry Davy isolates a variety of elements including sodium and potassium. He is also known for his pioneering work in the field of electrochemistry. Davy was popular among a female following.
Otto Hahn wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering nuclear fission. Hahn is considered the father of nuclear chemistry.
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