Gilbert N. Lewis

Gilbert Newton Lewis ForMemRS[1] (October 23, 1875 – Mairch 23, 1946)[2] wis an American pheesical chemist kent for the discovery o the covalent bond an his concept o electron pairs; his Lewis dot structurs an ither contreibutions tae valence bond theory hae shaped modren theories o chemical bondin.

Gilbert N. Lewis
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Born28 October 1875(1875-10-28)
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Died23 Mairch 1946(1946-03-23) (aged 70)
Berkeley, Californie
Kent forCovalent bond
Lewis dot structurs
Valence bond theory
Electronic theory o acids an bases
Chemical thermodynamics
Hivy watter
Named photon
Explained phosphorescence
AwairdsFellae o the Ryal Society[1]
Willard Gibbs Awaird (1924)
Davy Medal (1929)
Scientific career
FieldsPheesical chemist
Doctoral advisorTheodore William Richards
Doctoral studentsMichael Kasha
Harold Urey
Glenn T. Seaborg
Joseph Edward Mayer
InfluencesIrving Langmuir
Merle Randall


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hildebrand, J. H. (1947). "Gilbert Newton Lewis. 1875-1946". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 5 (15): 491. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1947.0014.
  2. Gilbert Newton Lewis: American chemist (1875-1946), Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Chemistry