On This Day – August 14 : Hans Christian Ørsted was born in Denmark on this day in 1777

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He discovered that electric currents can create magnetic fields, an effect known as electromagnetism. He was also the first person to isolate aluminium (Al), which he did by reducing aluminium chloride.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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