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Abegg, Richard Wilhelm Heinrich (Richard Wilhelm Heinrich Abegg)

Born: 1869 AD
Died: 1910 AD, at 41 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Chemists


1869 - Born on the 9th of January at Danzig, Germany.

1891 - He received his PhD on the 19th of July under Hofmann at the University of Berlin.

         - He discovered the theory of freezing point depression and anticipated Lewis' octet rule.

1899 - He became Privatdozent and one of the leaders of the chemical institute in Breslau.

1901 - He was active with an electrochemistry journal as editor.

1904 - He  formulated the valence rule, after which the highest positive and highest negative electro-valence,

             this is called "Abegg's rule".

1905 - He introduced the concept of the electro-affinity into chemistry and made the basis for the handbook

              of the inorganic chemistry.

1909 - He became full professor at the TH Breslau, Poland.

         - He published on electro-affinity with his colleague Guido Bodlander, then a new principle in

                inorganic chemistry.

1910 - He died on the 3rd of April at Tessin, Germany.


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