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 (ə-rē′nē-əs, ə-rā′-), Svante August 1859-1927.
Swedish physicist and chemist. He won a 1903 Nobel Prize for his electrolytic theory of dissociation.
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(Swedish aˈreːniʊs)
(Biography) Svante August (ˈsvantə ˈauɡʊst). 1859–1927, Swedish chemist and physicist, noted for his work on the theory of electrolytic dissociation: Nobel prize for chemistry 1903
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Svante August, 1859–1927, Swedish physicist and chemist.
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Her father, Svante Thunberg, is an actor and author (named after Svante Arrhenius, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who in 1896 first calculated how carbon dioxide emissions could lead to the greenhouse effect).
In 1896 Svante Arrhenius reasoned that CO2 was the main regulator and that changes in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere would, if negative,result in cooling or, if positive, in warming.
Moreover, an Italian scientist named Svante Arrhenius lamented that the temperature of the Earth would rise someday so much that tens of thousands of species of plants and animals will find it tough to survive and the icecaps in the North and South poles will melt and Island Continents like the Americas and Australia will sink in the ocean.
Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius predicted nearly 120 years ago (building on earlier work by Irish-born scientist John Tyndall) that warmer temperatures would follow increased levels of human-generated atmospheric carbon.
Its "greenhouse" properties have been solidly established - and, please note, the warming effect on the planet predicted - for more than a century, starting with Svante Arrhenius's work of 1896.
Physicist-turned-chemist Svante Arrhenius led a life of stellar scientific achievement.
Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius is credited with being the first to publish a theory on how human-induced changes in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere could have an impact on global temperature.
Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius first showed in the 1890s how man-made carbon dioxide, from coal for instance, traps heat in the atmosphere.
En 1788 descubrio la ley que lleva su nombre, que dice que: "la reduccion del punto de fusion de una disolucion es proporcional a la concentracion de soluto", una propiedad coligativa, el descenso crioscopico, cuyos resultados no pudieron entenderse hasta que Svante Arrhenius explico el proceso de disolucion de las sales.