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Arrhenius,

Svante, Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate, 1859-1927.
Arrhenius doctrine - the theory of electrolytic dissociation that became the basis of modern understanding of electrolytes. Synonym(s): Arrhenius law
Arrhenius equation - an equation relating chemical reaction rate to the absolute temperature.
Arrhenius law - Synonym(s): Arrhenius doctrine
Arrhenius-Madsen theory - that the reaction of an antigen with its antibody is a reversible reaction.
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Volviendo a nuestro biografiado Svante Arrhenius, tomando como base sus medidas electricas encaminadas a explicar el comportamiento quimico de los electrolitos propuso la hipotesis segun la cual, en las disoluciones, los compuestos quimicos disueltos estan disociados en iones y su grado de disociacion aumenta con la disminucion de la concentracion, situacion que resulto ser cierta solo para los electrolitos debiles.
(31.) Svante Arrhenius to Marie Curie, 1 December 1911.
Photo 6: Svante Arrhenius. The boy from Vik, Sweden, writes a doctoral dissertation that gets the thumbs down treatment from the establishment at the Physical Institute of the Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Notable advocates of panspermia theories besides Crick and Orgel are Hermann von Helmholtz, William Thomson Kelvin, Svante Arrhenius, Fred Hoyle, and Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Alarm bells over the greenhouse effect first came from a Swedish scientist, Svante Arrhenius in 1896.
The Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius in 1896 drew attention to the possibility that increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by combustion of fossil fuels would raise the average temperature of the Earth.
Svante Arrhenius, the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish chemist, figured the heavy cloud cover meant it was "dripping wet." We have him to thank for the portrait of Venus as a prehistoric world.
The original concern that combustion of fossil fuels might change the surface temperature dates back to 1896, when Svante Arrhenius published a paper in the journal Philosophical Transactions hypothesizing that doubling atmospheric carbon dioxide would raise the surface temperature around 5 [degrees] C (9 [degrees] F), and going half-way to a doubling (we are beyond that point already) would warm the surface 3 [degrees] C (5.4 [degrees] F).
In 1896, a Swedish scientist, Svante Arrhenius, was the first to note an increase in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]), primarily caused by increased industrial activity.