Gilbert N. Lewis

1875 - 1946

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Gilbert Newton Lewis (October 23, 1875 – March 23, 1946) or (October 25, 1875 – March 23, 1946) was an American physical chemist and a Dean of the College of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley. Lewis was best known for his discovery of the covalent bond and his concept of electron pairs; his Lewis dot structures and other contributions to valence bond theory have shaped modern theories of chemical bonding. Lewis successfully contributed to chemical thermodynamics, photochemistry, and isotope separation, and is also known for his concept of acids and bases. Lewis also researched on relativity and quantum physics, and in 1926 he coined the term "photon" for the smallest unit of radiant energy.G. N. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilbert N. Lewis has received more than 460,095 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Gilbert N. Lewis is the 93rd most popular chemist (up from 94th in 2019), the 741st most popular biography from United States (down from 633rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Chemist.

Gilbert N. Lewis is most famous for his work on the electron-pair theory of chemical bonding.

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Among chemists, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 93 out of 510Before him are Norman Haworth, Joseph Proust, John Howard Northrop, Richard Kuhn, Odd Hassel, and Paul Hermann Müller. After him are Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Marcellin Berthelot, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Heinrich Otto Wieland, and Otto Diels.

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Among people born in 1875, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 18Before him are Ibn Saud, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Vallabhbhai Patel, and Fritz Kreisler. After him are Marie of Romania, Giovanni Gentile, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Antonio Machado, Edgar Wallace, and John Buchan. Among people deceased in 1946, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 35Before him are Kurt Daluege, Paul Langevin, Karl Hermann Frank, Felix Hoffmann, Empress Wanrong, and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov. After him are Wilhelm Marx, Milan Nedić, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Ernest Thompson Seton, Helene Schjerfbeck, and Döme Sztójay.

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Among people born in United States, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 741 out of 15,968Before him are Vivian Maier (1926), Anne Baxter (1923), Leon Cooper (1930), James Woods (1947), Bill Bixby (1934), and James Cromwell (1940). After him are Wes Craven (1939), Brian Dennehy (1938), Gloria Swanson (1899), Adam Sandler (1966), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), and Charles Cooley (1864).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 12Before him are Harold Urey (1893), Melvin Calvin (1911), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Irving Langmuir (1881), Theodore William Richards (1868), and John Howard Northrop (1891). After him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Willard Libby (1908), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), James B. Sumner (1887), Wallace Carothers (1896), and Robert Burns Woodward (1917).