Victor Moritz Goldschmidt founder of modern geochemistry, crystal chemistry

Victor Moritz Goldschmidt – founder of modern geochemistry & crystal chemistry

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Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & contributions

 

Victor Moritz Goldschmidt was born on January 27, 1888

 

Goldschmidt was a mineralogist

 

He is considered as founder of modern geochemistry and crystal chemistry

 

Goldschmidt was developer of the “Goldschmidt Classification of elements.”

 

He determined the crystal structure of over 200 different compounds

 

Goldschmidt described Goldschmidt classification

 

He pointed out the importance of the primary geochemical differentiation of the elements during geological evolution

 

Goldschmidt classified the elements in the earth into four groups

 

In 1912 He got Norwegian scientific award

 

Goldschmidt showed that the size of the constituent atoms was of prime importance in explaining mineral composition

 

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