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Abstract Volume 9 Issue 6 (2004) pp 378-383

Sir William Ramsay: Noble Gas Pioneer—On the 100th Anniversary of His Nobel Prize

George B. Kauffman

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,

Published online: 24 November 2004

Abstract. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on December 10, 1904 to Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916) “in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air, and his determination of their place in the periodic system,” this article reviews his life and career and discusses his most important contributions.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; Nobel Prize; biography; inorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; radiochemistry; anniversaries

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Issue date: December 1, 2004

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