The Chemical Educator

, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp 1–15 | Cite as

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

Chemistry and History


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,


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryCalifornia State University, FresnoFresno
  2. 2.Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemical TechnologyHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

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