On This Day – December 16 : German chemist, physicist and philosopher Johann Wilhelm Ritter was born on this day in 1776

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He established an explicit connection between galvanism and chemical reactivity. He was the first person to electrolyse water and is among the founders of electrochemistry.

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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