On This Day – August 30 : Dutch chemist Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff was born on this day in 1852

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He was the first person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Van’t Hoff was a pioneer in chemical kinetics, reaction equilibria and stereochemistry. He also helped to found the discipline of physical chemistry.

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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