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Abegg, Richard Wilhelm Heinrich

Born: 1869 AD
Died: 1910 AD
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.