Meyer, Julius Lothar

Meyer, Julius Lothar,

1830–95, German chemist. He taught at Breslau, Karlsruhe, and Tübingen (from 1876) and is known especially for his work in the development of the periodic lawperiodic law,
statement of a periodic recurrence of chemical and physical properties of the elements when the elements are arranged in order of increasing atomic number.
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, for which, with Mendeleev, he received the Davy medal in 1882. He evolved the atomic volume curve (1869), which represented graphically the relation between the atomic weights and the atomic volumes of the elements.

Meyer, Julius Lothar

 

Born Aug. 19, 1830, in Varel, Oldenburg;died Apr. 11, 1895, in Tübingen. German chemist. Professor at the University of Tübingen from 1876. Corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1890).

Meyer’s principal works were in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. By empirical means, Meyer attempted to group similar chemical elements in a system. After the publication (1869) of D. I. Mendeleev’s periodic law of chemical elements, Meyer published (1870) a table of elements that was, in his own words, “essentially identical with that given by Mendeleev.”

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