On This Day In Chemistry

July 10th

Dutch scientist Kamerlingh Onnes made liquid helium (He) on this day in 1908

Helium has the lowest boiling point of the elements at -269 °C, or 4 Kelvin on the absolute temperature scale. It must be cooled down to between 1 and 4 K to exist as a liquid. For this work, Onnes won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1913.

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