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Alfred Werner: A Forerunner to Modern Inorganic Chemistry

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  • Prof. em. Dr. Helmut Werner

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    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)
    • Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)

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Numerous honors were bestowed on Alfred Werner, who in 1913 was the first Swiss scientist to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This Essay gives an overview of Werner′s scientific work and its significance beyond coordination chemistry. Picture: gray Co, red O, blue N, yellow H.

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