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Carl Jacob Löwig
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Born (1803-03-17)17 March 1803
Died 27 March 1890(1890-03-27) (aged 87)
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Heidelberg
Known for Discovery of bromine
Scientific career
Institutions University of Heidelberg,
University of Zurich,
University of Breslau
Doctoral advisor Leopold Gmelin

Carl Jacob Löwig (17 March 1803 – 27 March 1890) was a German chemist and discovered bromine independently of Antoine Jérôme Balard.

He received his PhD at the University of Heidelberg for his work with Leopold Gmelin. During his research on mineral salts he discovered bromine in 1825, as a brown gas evolving after the salt was treated with chlorine.

After working at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Zurich he became the successor to Robert Wilhelm Bunsen at the University of Breslau. He worked and lived in Breslau until his death in 1890.

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