Joseph Achille Le Bel. His Life and Works

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Joseph Achille Le Bel is an example of scientists like Réaumur who researched in many subjects but is remembered by only one. Le Bel is a well-known name to students of Chemistry in general, and stereochemistry in particular. He left us with basic principles that determine the geometrical conditions that must be satisfied by a carbon compound in order to have optical activity. In addition, he developed an unusual theory regarding the origin of the
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalRevista CENIC. Ciencias Quimicas
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Le Bel
  • Chemistry
  • stereoquímica
  • optical activity
  • cosmogony


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