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On This Day – January 18 : English chemist Edward Frankland was born on this day in 1825

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Frankland introduced the theory of valence when he realised that atoms can only form a certain number of bonds to other atoms. He also co-discovered helium (He), pioneered organometallic chemistry, and was a leader in the field of water purification.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar