Jacobus Henricus Van't Hoff Sein Leben Und Wirken. Ernst Cohen.
Jacobus Henricus Van't Hoff Sein Leben Und Wirken

Jacobus Henricus Van't Hoff Sein Leben Und Wirken

Leipzig: Akademische Verlag, 1912. First printing. Paperback. Large 8vo, wraps, good copy with some wear to wraps, including creasing along spine, contents very good, 638 pp, illustrated. Biography of the first Nobel winner in chemistry. His pioneering work helped found the modern theory of chemical affinity, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and chemical thermodynamics. In his 1874 pamphlet Van 't Hoff formulated the theory of the tetrahedral carbon atom and laid the foundations of stereochemistry. In 1875, he predicted the correct structures of allenes and cumulenes as well as their axial chirality. He is also widely considered one of the founders of physical chemistry as the discipline is known today. (Wikipedia). Good. Item #H14947

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