Torbern Bergman

Torbern Olaf (Olof) Bergman (KVO) (20 March 1735  8 July 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species.

Torbern Bergman
Portrait by Ulrika Pasch
Torbern Olaf Bergman

(1735-03-20)20 March 1735
Katrineberg, Låstad parish, Sweden
Died8 July 1784(1784-07-08) (aged 49)
Medevi, Sweden
Alma materUniversity of Uppsala
Known forChemical affinity tables
SpouseMargareta Catharina Trast
Scientific career
FieldsChemist and mineralogist
InstitutionsUniversity of Uppsala
Doctoral advisorBengt Ferrner
Doctoral studentsJohann Afzelius
InfluencesCarl von Linné

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