Words of wisdom the chemistry teacher had for his students.

"If you are not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."


Robert Grubbs

As the 21st century progresses, we're all aware that that our lives need to become more eco-friendly. Green chemistry is a way to make that happen. One of the pioneers of green chemistry is Robert Howard Grubbs.

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Richard Martin Willstatter

You know that plants are green because they contain chlorophyll. You also know that chlorophyll is important for photosynthesis. But do you know that it was a scientist called Richard Martin Willstatter who discovered it?

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Ryoji Noyori

Some scientists love science simply because it is wonderful. Some pursue science because they feel "Research is for nations and mankind, not for researchers themselves". Prof. Ryoji Noyori firmly believes in the latter.

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Paul Crutzen

While the role of CFCs in depleting the ozone layer is well-known, there are many other gases that deplete ozone and act as greenhouse gases. The role of these gases was explained by Paul Crutzen, who got the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995.

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Frank Rowland and Mario Molina

In 1987, countries around the world agreed upon the Montreal Protocol, a treaty to eliminate chemicals which deplete the ozone layer. Frank Rowland and Mario Molino deserve the credit for this, for they showed exactly how CFCs destroy ozone.

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James Lovelock

Today, we know that CFCs threaten the earth by destroying the ozone hole. For this knowledge, we must thank James Lovelock, who first detected that CFCs were being released into the atmosphere.

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Peter Debye

Peter Debye walked away with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1936 for his contributions in the field of physical chemistry.

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Paul Karrer

The Swiss chemist Paul Karrer made important contributions to the study of vitamins. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1937 along with W.N. Haworth.

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Irving Langmuir

The 1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Irving Langmuir for his work on surface chemistry. He has contributed to several developments in the field of chemistry and physics.

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Harold Urey

We owe a lot of our understanding of the field of isotopes to Harold Urey, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934. Urey also contributed to building the atom bomb and notably the development of organic life from non-living matter.

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