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Theodore William Richards was an American chemist. Chemist Julie Perkins of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory pours from a Florence flask. ...


He was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on 31 January 1868. His parents were William T. Richards, a land- and seascape painter, and Anna née Matlack, a poet. Germantown is the name of some places in the United States of America: Germantown, Connecticut Germantown, Illinois Germantown, Indiana (two places) in Rush County in Shelby County Germantown, Iowa Germantown, Kentucky Germantown, Maryland (four places) in Anne Arundel County in Baltimore County in Montgomery County in Worcester County Germantown, New... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


He was educated at first by his mother, and travelled to England and France. In 1883 he entered Haverford College, Pennsylvania, graduating in science in 1885 and entering Harvard University. After getting his Ph.D. in 1888, he spent a year in Germany where he studied under Victor Meyer. Back at Harvard, he became an assistant in chemistry, then instructor, assistant professor, and finally full professor in 1901. In 1903 he became chairman of the Department of Chemistry at Harvard, and in 1912 he was appointed Erving Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Wolcott Gibbs Memorial Laboratory. 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Haverford College is a private, coeducational, highly selective liberal arts college located in Haverford, Pennsylvania. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Science For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


About half of his original work concerned atomic weights, starting in 1886 with work on oxygen and copper. He invented the nephelometer and by 1912 he had redetermined, with the highest accuracy, the atomic weights of over thirty important chemical elements and in later years he was to play his part, by his work on the determination of the atomic weight of isotopes, in the modern concept of the atom. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... General Name, Symbol, Number oxygen, O, 8 Chemical series Chalcogens Group, Period, Block 16, 2, p Appearance colorless Atomic mass 15. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ... A nephelometer is an instrument for measuring suspended particulates in a liquid. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A chemical element, often called simply element, is a chemical substance that cannot be divided or changed into other chemical substances by any ordinary chemical technique. ... Silly Fact: The Word Isotpe is used the the Early Adult Cartoon - The Simpsons. ... Properties An atom (Greek άτομον from ά: non and τομον: divisible) is a submicroscopic structure found in all ordinary matter. ...


Professor Richards received honorary doctorates and honours from around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1914. He was married with one daughter and two sons. His favourite recreations were sketching, golf and sailing. He died at Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 2 April 1928. This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Theodore William Richards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
He was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on 31 January 1868.
He invented the nephelometer and by 1912 he had redetermined, with the highest accuracy, the atomic weights of over thirty important chemical elements and in later years he was to play his part, by his work on the determination of the atomic weight of isotopes, in the modern concept of the atom.
Professor Richards received honorary doctorates and honours from around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1914.
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