On This Day – June 13 : The Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell was born on this day in 1831

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Maxwell helped to formulate electromagnetic theory, which links magnetism, electricity and light. He also investigated the kinetic theory of gases and developed part of the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, which helps scientists to understand the effects of temperature on reaction rates.

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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