Alfred Werner - Founder of coordination chemistry

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Biography & contributions


Alfred Werner was born on December 12, 1866

Werner was a Swiss chemist and Nobel laureate

In 1913 He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the work on octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes

Werner developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry

He proposed a new theory of variable valence

Werner also worked on complexes with other coordination numbers

In 1914 He reported the first synthetic chiral compound hexol

Werner experimented on many forms of cobalt-ammonia chloride


Coordination chemistry


Coordination Chemistry is the science concerned with the interactions of organic and inorganic ligands with metal centres. It studies the physical and chemical properties, syntheses and structures of coordination compounds.


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