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Viktor Meyer

(1848—1897)


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(1848–97)

German chemist who worked at Zürich and later at Heidelberg on a wide range of chemical topics. He was the first to prepare oximes and the sulphur compound theophene. He is known for his method of measuring relative molecular mass by determining vapour density. Meyer also worked on stereochemistry and was the first to identify steric hindrance in chemical reactions.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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