Friedrich Wöhler



  He was a professor of chemistry at Göttingen who was famous for proving organic compounds did not possess a “vital force” by synthesizing urea from ammonium isocyanate. Wöhler prepared aluminum, beryllium, and yttrium by reduction of their chlorides by metallic potassium.



  1. "Aluminum" article in the Hexagon of Alpha Chi Sigma

  2. Photographs of Stockholm, Sweden

  3. Photographs of Berlin, Germany

  4. Photographs of Göttingen, Germany

  5. Photographs in Deutsches Museum in Munich (München), Germany

  6. Photograph of bust in Deutsches Museum in Munich (München), Germany

  7. Photographs of Althofen, Austria

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