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Meyer, Viktor (1848–97)

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780198722823
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191789540
Meyer, Viktor (1848–97)

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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....

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