, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp 1-15

Chemistry and Politics: Edvard Immanuel Hjelt (1855–1921)

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Chemists who have made important contributions to politics, although a rare breed, date from the very inception of our science. Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794), the founder of modern chemistry, spent most of his time working as a financier, economist, accountant, banker, treasurer, academician, statistician,