gerhard herzberg


Gerhard [gair-hahrd, -hahrt] , 1904–1999, Canadian physicist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1971. Unabridged
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gerhard herzberg

Canadian physicist and winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work in determining the electronic structure and geometry of molecules, especially free radicals-groups of atoms that contain odd numbers of electrons. His work provided the foundation for molecular spectroscopy.

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