On This Day – December 23 : Swedish chemist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt was born on this day in 1722

Description

He discovered the element nickel (Ni) in 1751, describing the metal as “kupfernickel” – the Devil's copper (Cu). He is one of the founders of modern mineralogy and developed a procedure involving the use of blowpipes for analysing the composition of minerals.

Type of Activity

:
group work, working independently

Audience

:
TeacherStudent
on-this-day-dec-23-axel-c...

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