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Encyclopedia > Alfred Werner

Alfred Werner (December 12, 1866 - November 15, 1919) was a German Nobel prize-winning chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1913 for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes. Werner developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry. He also discovered hexol. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Chemistry (in Greek: χημεία) is the science of matter that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and with the transformations that they undergo. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The octahedral molecular geometry is a part of coordination chemistry and describes a molecular geometry in which atoms or ligands are arranged around a central atom with 4 of them in the same plane as the central atom at the corners of a square (basal positions) and two more at... In chemistry, the term transition metal (sometimes also called a transition element) has two possible meanings: It commonly refers to any element in the d-block of the periodic table, including zinc and scandium. ... complex In chemistry, a complex is a structure composed of a central metal atom or ion, generally a cation, surrounded by a number of negatively charged ions or neutral molecules possessing lone pairs. ... Hexol is a cobalt compound that was first prepared by Alfred Werner in 1914 and represented the first non-carbon containing chiral compound. ...

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  • Biography at Nobelprize.org
  • his work on the linkage of atoms in molecules by which he has thrown new light on earlier investigations and opened up new fields of research especially in inorganic chemistry.
  • Alfred Werner – Biography.

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Alfred Werner was a chemist and educator whose accomplishments included the development of the coordination theory of chemistry.
Werner was born December 12, 1866, in Mulhouse, a small community in the French province of Alsace.
Werner died on November 15, 1919, at a Zurich psychiatric institution, from arteriosclerosis of the brain.
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