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Jabir Ibn Haiyan

Jabir Ibn Haiyan was an Arab chemist who lived in the late 700's. Although he died in 803, the date of his birth is uncertain. His experimental investigation increased our understanding of common chemical processes, and he is considered the father of modern chemistry.

Ibn Haiyan was a pioneer in the field of applied science. He developed techniques for the making of steel, dyeing of cloth, and prevention of rust, which improved the quality of everyday life. Ibn Haiyan also discovered many acids and practiced medicine.


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