Otto Sackur

Intro German chemist
Was Chemist Scientist Physicist Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Science
Gender male
Birth 28 December 1880, Wrocław, People's Republic of Poland
Death 17 February 1914, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 33 years)
Star sign Capricorn

Otto Sackur (28 September 1880 in Breslau, Germany – 17 December 1914 in Berlin, Germany) was a German physical chemist. He is known for the development of the Sackur–Tetrode equation, which he developed independently of Hugo Tetrode. His and Tetrode's names are also combined to name the Sackur–Tetrode constant derived using the equation. Sackur studied at the University of Breslau, receiving his doctorate there in 1901. He then worked in London before joining the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin. He died in an explosion after mixing two chemicals.

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