Oliver Wolcott Gibbs (February 21, 1822 – December 9, 1908) was an American chemist. He is known for performing the first electrogravimetric analyses, namely the reductions of copper and nickel ions to their respective metals.
1 Biography 2 Commemorations 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links
Wolcott Gibbs was born in
New York City
National Academy of Sciences, President (also a founding member),
American Association for the Advancement of Science, President, 1897.
Gibbs has been honored by the naming of features in and near Yosemite
National Park. Mt. Gibbs stands 3,893 metres (12,773 ft)
above sea level. Gibbs Lake is located at 2,905 m (9,530 ft)
above sea level in the canyon northeast of the peak. Gibbs Lake is
formed by Gibbs Creek, originating in the upper reaches of Gibbs
Canyon, and drains into Lee Vining Canyon.
Gibbs is one of the few scientists recognized in the United States
Capitol in Washington DC. A small statue of him is on the Amateis
Wolcott Gibbs Memorial Laboratory, a chemistry research
building, was constructed by
^ Gibbs, W. (1864). "On the electrolytic precipitation of copper and nickel as a method of analysis". Zeitschrift für Analytische Chemie. 3: 334. ^ Gibbs, W. (1865). "On the electrolytic precipitation of copper and nickel as a method of analysis". American Journal of Science. 39: 64–65. ^ Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue: Lives of the Union Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964. ISBN 0-8071-0822-7. P. 172. ^ http://www.spanamwar.com/1stmarinesgibbs.htm ^ "The Wolcott Gibbs Affair at Columbia, 1854". Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-03-06. ^ Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth (1909). " Wolcott Gibbs Memorial Lecture". Journal of the Chemical Society. 95: 1299–1312. doi:10.1039/ct9099501299. ^ United States. Architect of the Capitol (1978). Art in the United States Capitol. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. pp. 350–351. OCLC 2181271. ^ The Wolcott Gibbs Memorial Laboratory by Prof. T.W. Richards. Harvard alumni bulletin, Harvard Alumni Association, Associated Harvard Clubs. 15, 1, Sept. 25, 1912, pp. 424-429 ^ "William N. Lipscomb". by István Hargittai, Candid Science III, More Conversations with Famous Chemists (pp. 19-27).
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Gibbs, Oliver Wolcott". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Clarke, F. W. (February 1910). "Biographical Memoir of Wolcott Gibbs"
(PDF). VII. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences:
Loeb, Morris (1913). "Oliver Wolcott Gibbs". In Richards, T. W. The
Scientific Work of Morris Loeb. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard
University Press. pp. 108–117.
Morley, Edward W. (1910). "Oliver Wolcott Gibbs, 1822–1908".
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. American
Philosophical Society. 49: xix – xxxi.
Smith, Edgar Fahs (1914).
Grave of Gibbs Portrait of Oliver Wolcott Gibbs from the Lick Observatory Records Digital Archive, UC Santa Cruz Library's Digital Collections "Columbia College--The Election of a Professor of Chemistry". New York Times. April 24, 1854. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
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