The New Student's Reference Work/Arrhenius, Svante
Arrhenius (är-rē' nĭ-us), Svante, a distinguished Swedish chemist, born February 19, 1859. At the age of 19 he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Upsala. Since 1895 he has been professor of physics in Stockholm. His most important contributions to knowledge are in the domain of physical chemistry, more particularly in the theory of solutions. The explanation which he has recently offered for the repulsion which the tails of comets experience on approaching the sun is probably the simplest and most satisfactory ever given.