Sir Dr Edward Frankland KCB PhD FRS
(1825-1899)

Died aged c. 74

Sir Edward Frankland, KCB, FRS FRSE (18 January 1825 – 9 August 1899) was a British chemist. He was one of the originators of organometallic chemistry and introduced the concept of combining power or valence. An expert in water quality and analysis, he was a member of the second royal commission on the pollution of rivers, and studied London's water quality for decades. He also studied luminous flames and the effects of atmospheric pressure on dense ignited gas, and was one of the discoverers of helium.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Sir Edward Frankland PhD FRS Professor of Chemistry 1851-1857 Organometallic compounds. Bonding and Valency. Water Analysis. First President of the Institute of Chemistry. Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe BA PhD FRS Professor of Chemistry 1857-1886. Vanadium. Photochemistry. Spectroscopy. First President of the Society of Chemical Industry. Active in the transfer of Owens College from this building to Oxford Road in 1873 and in the foundation of the Victoria University in 1880.

Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was

Sir Edward Frankland FRS 1825-1899, Chemist & Sir John Ambrose Fleming FRS 1849-1945, Physicist Worshipped here in their youth.

High Street / Middle St, Lancaster, United Kingdom where they worshipped

Sir Edward Frankland KCB, FRS 1825-1899 Professor of Chemistry. Attended this school 1837-1839, discovered many new chemical compounds, made important contributions to chemical theory and improved the quality of domestic water supplies, President of the Chemical Society and the Institute of Chemistry.

Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Lancaster, United Kingdom where they studied