Edward Frankland was an English chemist.
January 18, 1825 in Churchtown, Lancashire, England
August 9, 1899 in Golaa, Norway
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Frankland was a English chemist who was a pioneer in structural and organometallic chemistry. He proposed the theory of valence to show how individual atoms of elements would combine only with certain limited numbers of atoms of other elements. He was also involved with the discovery of the element helium from the Sun's spectra with Norman Lockyer and Pierre Jules César Janssen.