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Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff Biography


Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852 - 1911)

Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852 - 1911)

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Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff:

Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff was a Dutch chemist and Nobel laureate.


August 30, 1852 in Rotterdam, Netherlands


March 1, 1911 in Berlin, Germany

Claim to Fame:

Hoff was a Dutch chemist who was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 for his discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions. He also demonstrated that some isomers of carbon atoms structures could be explained if the four valence arranged themselves into a tetrahedron. His work on solutions showed dilute solutions follow the same mathematical properties describing gases.

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