Organic Chemistry

Structures and Nomenclature

What else did Friedrich Wöhler discover that helped make him famous?

Not only is Wöhler known for making the first organic chemical outside of a living cell, he also discovered the elements beryllium (independently discovered by Antoine Bussy), silicon, aluminum, yttrium, and titanium. In case that wasn’t enough to cement his position in the annals of chemistry, he also discovered that meteorites contained organic compounds and developed a process to purify nickel.


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