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Transcript of Scientist dude
He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1821.
The rare mineral arfvedsonite was named after him. Legacy Born 12 January 1792 in Sweden
Arfwedson belonged to a wealthy bourgeois family
He is the son of the wholesale merchant and factory owner Jacob Arfwedson and his spouse, Anna Elisabeth Holtermann. Education He was home schooled until the age of fourteen.
Attended University of Uppsala in 1803
Completed a degree in Law in 1809 and a second degree in mineralogy in 1812. How Arfwedson became interested in science? Arfwedson entered the Royal Bureau of Mines at Stockholm after college.
At the Bureau, he served as secretary and found time to work in Berzelius' laboratory doing chemical analysis.
There he worked on the oxides of manganese Scientific Work Discovered the element lithium in 1817
He discoved the element during an analysis of the mineral petalite
Built his own laboratory on his estate
Worked along with Jöns Jakob Berzelius By: Jordan Zielinski
and Nick Bosjoile Importance of work Lithium is used in everyday life, without Johan August Arfwedson everyone's life would be way harder! Thanks for listening! Bibliography https://www.chem.wisc.edu/deptfiles/genchem/lab/ptl/bios/arfwdson.htm