Rudolf Wegscheider

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Rudolf Wegscheider
Rudolf Wegscheider
Born (1859-10-18)October 18, 1859
Betschkerek, Austria-Hungary
now Zrenjanin, Serbia
Died January 8, 1935(1935-01-08) (aged 75)
Vienna, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Fields Chemist
Institutions University of Vienna
Alma mater University of Vienna
Doctoral advisor Ludwig Barth von Barthenau
Notable awards Lieben Prize (1905)

Rudolf Wegscheider (October 18, 1859 – January 8, 1935) was an Austrian chemist. Wegscheider studied chemistry and was the founder of the Austrian School of Chemistry. He taught at the University of Vienna, and from 1902 to 1931 he was departmental Chair. He was the chairman of the association of Austrian chemists from 1904 to 1929. R. Wegscheider introduced the principle of detailed balance for chemical kinetics.



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