Gilbert N. Lewis

Born October 23, 1875- Died March 23, 1946

Known for

Most students know of Lewis today because of the " electron dot diagram," which he introduced in this paper to symbolize the electronic structures of atoms and molecules. Now Lewis structures are discussed in virtually every introductory chemistry book.

Chemical bonding theory

The 1920's saw rapid adoption and application of Lewis model of the electronpair bound the fields of organic and coordination.
Bonding Models and Lewis Structures: Crash Course Chemistry #24