Friday, 12 April 2013

Greatest Chemists of All-Time

The editors at Nature Chemistry conducted a Twitter poll to answer the age-old question: ”Who is the greatest chemist of all-time?”  Such a conversation falls right in my wheelhouse, and in honour of the lads at NChem, I am going to write this post in English.  (I am qualified to do this, as my mother’s from England.)
The results of the poll are summarized on the NChem blog, Sceptical Chymist.  Of the 86 votes cast, the following chemists received three or more:
  • Linus Pauling (16)
  • Dmitri Mendeleev (11)
  • Antoine Lavoisier (7)
  • Marie Curie (6)
  • R.B. Woodward (4)
  • Michael Faraday (4)
  • Gilbert Lewis (3)
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