Gilbert Lewis Had The Most Nobel Prize Nominations In History

Gilbert Lewis may have been one of history's most influential chemist. However, Lewis never won a Nobel Prize—despite being nominated for the award 35 times, more than anyone in history. Lewis coined the term photon, produced the first molecule of heavy water, and changed the way people think about acids and bases. Lewis was also the first person to conceptualize covalent bonds.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Organic compounds are a class of compounds that contain carbon—which is an element that makes life possible. 01:55

  2. Gilbert Lewis was nominated for the Nobel Prize 35 times, but never won. 05:27

  3. Gilbert Lewis was the first person to conceptualize the covalent bond. 05:53

Written by Curiosity Staff September 4, 2015