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The Scientific Contributions of Friedrich August Kekule
This paper looks at the career and the scientific contributions of Friedrich August Kekule.
# 74290 | 675 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (General) , Chemistry (Biochemistry)


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In this article, the writer discusses the background, career and scientific contributions of Friedrich August Kekule. The writer looks at this scientist, who put forward the theory of tetravelence for carbon and determined the structure of benzene. The writer explains the importance of Kekule's theories as these two scientific contributions are those upon which organic chemistry is based.

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"Friedrich August Kekule was born in Damstadt, Germany and attended the Gymnasium in his home town excelling at languages and drawing. He went on the University of Giessen planning to study architecture but after attending a lecture by Liebig of condenser fame, Kekule became fascinated with chemistry. He spent a year at home pondering a decision and decided to pursue an education in chemistry. Kekule studied in Paris under Dumas substitution theory and Gerhardt type theory then returned to Giessen to ... "

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