|Died||14 October 1945 (aged 67)|
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Alma mater||University of Prague|
|Known for||measurement of atomic mass|
|Awards||Liebig Medal (1940)|
|Institutions||University of Paris,|
University of Munich
|Doctoral advisor||Guido Goldschmiedt|
|Doctoral students||Eduard Zintl,|
Hönigschmid worked in Paris under Henri Moissan (1904–06) and at Harvard University under Theodore Richards. He was habilitated in 1908. After 1911 he was professor of inorganic and analytical chemistry at the Prague Polytechnic University, and after World War I at the University of Munich. He specialised in research on carbides, silicates and measurement of atomic mass.
He committed suicide shortly after his friend and colleague at the Munich University Hans Fischer.
- Heinrich Wieland (1950). "Hans Fischer und Otto Hönigschmid zum Gedächtniss" (PDF). Angewandte Chemie. 62 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1002/ange.19500620102.
- Lothar Birckenbach (1949). "Otto Hönigschmid 1878-1945". Chemische Berichte. 82 (4–5): XI–LXV. doi:10.1002/cber.19490820423.
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