On This Day – February 22 : Danish chemist Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted was born on this day in 1879

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Brønsted developed an identical definition of acids and bases simultaneously but independently from English chemist Thomas Lowry in 1923. Acids are recognised by an excess of H+ ions, and bases have an excess of OH− ions.

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