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Unformatted text preview: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1901 Presentation Speech Presentation Speech by the former Rector of the National Archives Dr. C.T. Odhner, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , on December 10, 1901 Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen. The Academy has awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry to Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Professor in the University of Berlin, for his pioneering work on chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions. As a result of his investigations in the fields of atomic and molecular theory van 't Hoff has made the most important discoveries in theoretical chemistry since Dalton's time. With regard to atomic theory van 't Hoff, following an idea put forward by Pasteur, advanced the hypothesis that the elementary atoms have attachment points geometrically oriented in space - a hypothesis which in so far as carbon...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2009 for the course BIOLOGY 020.111 taught by Professor Brand during the Spring '09 term at Johns Hopkins.
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