On This Day – July 13 : Italian chemist Stanislao Cannizzaro was born on this day in 1826

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He was the first chemist to see the full significance of Avogadro's law. In the 1850s, Cannizzaro suggested comparing everything to the mass of a hydrogen (H) atom. This helped chemists establish chemical formulae and make reliable chemical calculations.

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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