Henri Moissan – Chemist

Henri Moissan – Chemist

Name Henri Moissan
Profession Chemist
Date of Birth 1852-09-28
Place of Birth France
Age 54 yrs
Death Date 1907-02-20
Birth Sign Libra

About Henri Moissan

A French chemist whose work isolating the chemical element fluorine led to the invention of the electric furnace. He received the 1906 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his important work.

Early Life Experience of Henri Moissan

He decided to study chemistry after saving someone who was intoxicated with arsenic.

Trivia Info

He was one of the original members of the International Atomic Weights Committee, a group entrusted with periodic critical evaluation of atomic weights of elements and other cognate data.

Family Life and Relationship

His family were Sephardic Jews who originated in Toulouse.

Close Associates

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1906, five years before Madame Curie did.

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