Joseph Achille Le Bel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph Achille Le Bel

French chemist

Date of Birth: 21-Jan-1847

Place of Birth: Merkwiller-Pechelbronn, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 06-Aug-1930

Profession: chemist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Joseph Achille Le Bel

  • Joseph Achille Le Bel (21 January 1847 in Pechelbronn – 6 August 1930, in Paris, France) was a French chemist.
  • He is best known for his work in stereochemistry.
  • Le Bel was educated at the École Polytechnique in Paris.
  • In 1874 he announced his theory outlining the relationship between molecular structure and optical activity.
  • This discovery laid the foundation of the science of stereochemistry, which deals with the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules.
  • This hypothesis was put forward in the same year by the Dutch physical chemist Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff and is currently known as Le Bel-van't Hoff rule.
  • Le Bel wrote Cosmologie Rationelle (Rational Cosmology) in 1929.

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