Theodore William Richards inventednephelometer, adiabatic calorimeter

Theodore William Richards – inventor of nephelometer & adiabatic calorimeter

Category : Personalities
Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & contributions

 

Theodore William Richards was born on January 31, 1868

 

Awards

 

1910, Davy Medal

 

1911, Faraday Medal

 

1912, Willard Gibbs Medal

 

1914, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

1916, Franklin Medal

 

1922, Lavoisier Medal

 

1922, Le Blanc Medal

 

1932, Theodore Richards Medal

 

He determined the atomic weights of

 

  • Cesium
  • Cobalt
  • Iron
  • Nickel
  • Uranium etc.

 

Richards invented the nephelometer

 

He demonstrated the insidious effect of occluded moisture in gases and solids

 

Richards also studied atomic and molecular volume

 

He also invented an adiabatic calorimeter

 

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