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Justus von Liebig

(1803—1873) German chemist and teacher


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(1803–73)

German organic chemist who worked at Gessen in Frankfurt. Liebig was the first to recognise that two different chemical compounds can have the same formula. He also developed a method of analysing organic compounds by burning them and weighing the carbon dioxide and water produced. With his students, he analysed many compounds and was extremely influential in the development of organic chemistry.


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