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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson was an English chemist Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... A chemist is a scientist who specializes in chemistry. ...


He was born 14 July 1921 in the village of Springside, near Todmorden in Yorkshire. His father, also a Geoffrey, was a master house painters and decorator; his mother worked in a local cotton mill. One of his uncles, an organist and choirmaster, had married into a family that owned a small chemical company making Epsom and Glauber's salt for the pharmaceutical industry. This is where he first developed an interest in Chemistry. July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Todmorden is a town in the county of West Yorkshire, England, southwest of Hebden Bridge, It is part of Calderdale local council. ... Yorkshire as a traditional county. ...


He was educated in the local council primary school and, after winning a County Scholarship in 1932, went to Todmorden Secondary School. There, he had the same Physics teacher as Sir John Cockcroft, who received a Nobel Prize for “splitting the atom”. 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... The willingness to question previously held truths and search for new answers resulted in a period of major scientific advancements, now known as the Scientific Revolution. ... See also: John Cockroft (politician) Sir John Douglas Cockcroft (May 27, 1897 - September 18, 1967) was a British physicist. ... Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ...


In 1939 he obtained a Royal Scholarship to study at the prestigious Imperial College London where he graduated in 1941. In 1942, Professor Friedriech A. Paneth was recruiting young chemists for the nuclear energy project. He joined, and was sent out to Canada and remained in Montreal and later Chalk River until he could leave in 1946. For the next four years he worked with Professor Glenn T. Seaborg at Berkeley, California, mostly on nuclear taxonomy. He then became a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and began to return to his first interest as a student - transition metal complexes such as carbonyls and olefin complexes. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tanaka Business School, Imperial College Imperial College London is a college of the University of London which focuses on science and technology, and is located in the South Kensington district of London. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Please visit and contribute to the Montreal Wikiportal See and add to this ongoing discussion about English Names in Montreal {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ... The Chalk River Laboratories also Chalk River Labs and formerly the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories is a Canadian nuclear research facility located in Deep River, Ontario. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Glenn T. Seaborg Glenn Theodore Seaborg (April 19, 1912 – February 25, 1999) was an American chemist, who was prominent in the discovery and isolation of many transuranic elements (including plutonium, during the Manhattan Project), for which he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951. ... Berkeley as seen from the Claremont Canyon reserve Berkeley is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California, United States. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a leading research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... In chemistry, a carbonyl group is a functional group composed of an atom of carbon double-bonded to an atom of oxygen. ... A synonym for the more widely accepted term, alkene. ...


He was then at Harvard from September 1951 until he returned to England in December, 1955, with a sabbatical break of nine months in Copenhagen. At Harvard, he still did some nuclear work on excitation functions for protons on cobalt but had already begun to work on olefin complexes. 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname: none Location in Denmark Area  - Total  - Water 526 km² xxx km² xx% Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density 502,204 1,116,979 954/km2 [including water] xxx/km2 [land only] Time zone Eastern: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 55°43 N 12°34 E Copenhagen (Danish: København) is... Properties In physics, the proton (Greek proton = first) is a subatomic particle with an electric charge of one positive fundamental unit (1. ... General Name, Symbol, Number cobalt, Co, 27 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 9 , 4, d Density, Hardness 8. ...


In June 1955, he was appointed to the chair of Inorganic Chemistry at Imperial College in the University of London, and from then on worked, almost entirely on the complexes of transition metals. 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal School of Mines Entrance Imperial College London is a college of the University of London which focuses on science and technology, and is located in South Kensington in London. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ...


He received many awards, including the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1973 for his work on “sandwich compounds” (with Ernst Otto Fischer). Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Ernst Otto Fischer is a German chemist. ...


He was married, with two daughters. Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson died on 26 September 1996. September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


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Geoffrey Wilkinson was born on July 14, 1921, in Yorkshire, England, to Henry and Ruth Crowther Wilkinson.
Wilkinson realized that a stable structure would result if the iron atom bonded through the pi electrons and was thus held equidistant from all of the carbon atoms in the cyclopentadienyl ring.
Wilkinson was born on July 14, 1921, in Yorkshire, England, to Henry and Ruth Crowther Wilkinson.
Geoffrey Wilkinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
Wilkinson joined and was sent out to Canada, where he stayed in Montreal and later Chalk River until he could leave in 1946.
Wilkinson's catalyst is used industrially in the hydrogenation of alkenes to alkanes.
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