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Kenichi Fukui (福井謙一 Fukui Ken'ichi, October 4, 1918January 9, 1998) was a Japanese chemist. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A chemist is a scientist who specializes in chemistry. ...

He was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981 with Roald Hoffman, for their independent investigations into the mechanisms of chemical reactions. List of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roald Hoffmann (born July 18, 1937) is a Polish theoretical chemist. ...

His prize winning work focused on the role of Frontier Orbitals in chemical reactions. Specifically that molecules share loosely bonded electrons which occupy the frontier orbitals, that is the Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital (HOMO) and the Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital (LUMO). Look up homo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Homo can refer to multiple things: The Latin word for man or human The genus Homo (see also hominid) The Greek word for same, usually as prefix in compound words, e. ... HOMO and LUMO are acronyms for Highest Occupied Molecular Orbitals and Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbitals respectively. ...

He was professor of physical chemistry at Kyoto University from 1951 to 1982. He was president of the Kyoto Institute of Technology between 1982 and 1988. Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan (京都大学 Kyōto Daigaku; abbreviated to 京大 Kyōdai) is the second oldest university of Japan and one of leading national universities having a total of roughly 22,000 students. ...

Kenichi Fukui died in 1998.

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AllRefer.com - Kenichi Fukui (Chemistry, Biography) - Encyclopedia (193 words)
Kenichi Fukui[ken´EchE fookOO´E, fook´OO-E] Pronunciation Key, 1918–98, Japanese chemist, b.
As a professor at Kyoto Univ., Fukui developed the theory that during chemical reactions molecules share loosely bonded electrons, which occupy so-called frontier orbitals.
For his research, Fukui was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which he shared with Roald Hoffmann.
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Since 1965 he is at Cornell University, now as the Frank H. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters.
Hoffmann has received many of the honors of his profession, including the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Kenichi Fukui).
The latest of his four poetry collections is Soliton, published by Truman State University Press in 2002.
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