Le Bel, Achille

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Le Bel, Achille Gender: M
born on 21 January 1847 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Merkwiller-Pechelbronn, France, 48n5615, 7e4937
Timezone LMT m7e4937 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°50 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°23'

Achille Le Bel


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. Le Bel wrote Cosmologie Rationelle (Rational Cosmology) in 1929.

He died 6 August 1930.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Geslain archive


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (stereochemistry)