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Friedrich Stromeyer

Birthplace: Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Father of Eilhard Mitscherlich

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About Friedrich Stromeyer

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"...Friedrich Stromeyer (2 August 1776 – 18 August 1835) was a German chemist. Stromeyer received an MD degree from the University of Göttingen in 1800, studying under Johann Friedrich Gmelin and Louis Nicolas Vauquelin. He was then a professor at the university, and also served as an inspector of apothecaries. While studying compounds of zinc, Stromeyer discovered the element cadmium in 1817; cadmium is a common impurity of zinc compounds, though often found only in minute quantities. He was also the first to recommend starch as a reagent for free iodine and he studied chemistry of arsine and bismuthate salts..."


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Friedrich Stromeyer's Timeline

August 2, 1776
Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
January 7, 1794
Age 17
Neuende, Friesland, Lower Saxony, Germany
August 18, 1835
Age 59
Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany