Wilhelm Hisinger in Nordisk familjebok
|Died||28 June 1852 (aged 85)|
|Known for||Discovery of cerium|
|Fields||chemistry, physics, geology, mineralogy|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||Hising.|
Wilhelm Hisinger (December 23, 1766 – June 28, 1852) was a Swedish physicist and chemist who in 1807, working in coordination with Jöns Jakob Berzelius, noted that in electrolysis any given substance always went to the same pole, and that substances attracted to the same pole had other properties in common. This showed that there was at least a qualitative correlation between the chemical and electrical natures of bodies.
In 1803, in separate laboratories, Martin Heinrich Klaproth in one, and Berzelius and Hisinger in another, the element Cerium was discovered, which was named after the newly discovered asteroid, Ceres. It was discovered nearly simultaneously by both laboratories, though it was later shown that Berzelius and Hisinger's cerium was actually a mixture of cerium, lanthanum and so-called didymium. The element was first isolated by Carl Gustaf Mosander in 1838.
Hisinger was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1804.
There is also Aluminian Hisingerite which is when one of the iron atoms is replaced by aluminum.
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