Johan August Arfwedson Biography

Johan August Arfwedson (1792 - 1841)
Johan August Arfwedson (1792 - 1841).

Johan August Arfwedson:

Johan August Arfwedson was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist.

Birth:

January 12, 1792 in Sweden

Death:

October 28, 1841 in Sweden

Claim to Fame:

Arfwedson was a Swedish chemist who discovered the element lithium. He isolated lithium salt from the mineral petalite. Pure lithium would be isolated by Humphry Davy using electrolysis.

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