See also:born at Berlin on the 8th of
See also:September 1848, and studied at
See also:Heidelberg University under R . W .
See also:Bunsen, H . F . M . Kopp, G . R . Kirchhoff and H . L . F . Helmholtz . At the age of twenty he entered J .
F . W . A .Baeyer's laboratory at Berlin, attacking among other problems that of the composition of camphor . In 1871, on Baeyer's recommendation, he was engaged by II. von
See also:Fehling as his assistant at
See also:Stuttgart Polytechnic, but within a
See also:year he
See also:left to succeed J .
See also:Wislicenus at Zurich . There he remained for thirteen years, and it was during this
See also:period that he devised hiswell-known method for determining vapour densities, and carried out his experiments on the
See also:dissociation of the
See also:halogens . In 1882, on the
See also:death of W . Weith (1844-1881),
See also:professor of chemistry at Zurich University, he undertook to continue the lectures on
See also:benzene derivatives, and this led him to the
See also:discovery of
See also:thiophen . In 1885 he was chosen to succeed Hans Hubner (1837-1884) in the professorship of chemistry at
See also:Gottingen, where stereo-chemical questions especially engaged his
See also:attention; and in 1889, on the resignation of his old
See also:master, Bunsen, he was appointed to the
See also:chair of chemistry in Heidelberg . He died on the 8th of
See also:August 1897 . In recognition of his brilliant experimental
See also:powers, and his numerous contributions to chemical science, he was awarded the
See also:Davy medal by the Royal Society in 1891 .
KONRAD FERDINAND MEYER (1825-1898)
[MARIE] PAUL HYACINTHE MEYER (184o- )
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