Henry Eyring (February 20, 1901 – December 26, 1981) was a Mexican-born American theoretical chemist whose primary contribution was in the study of chemical reaction rates and intermediates.
In "Mormon Scientist: The Life and Faith of Henry Eyring," the author and subject's grandson, Henry J. Eyring, has collected a vast amount of anecdotal historical information primarily related to ...
HENRY EYRING February 20, 1901–December 26, 1981 BY WALTER KAUZMANN H ENRY EYRING WAS FORTUNATE in entering the arena of chem-ical physics at the time that quantum mechanics be-gan impinging on the fundamental problems of chemistry. He was also fortunate in possessing to an unusual degree a fertile imagination, unbounded curiosity, a warm and ...
Other articles where Henry Eyring is discussed: chemical kinetics: Transition-state theory: …in 1931 by American chemist Henry Eyring and British chemist Michael Polanyi, who constructed, on the basis of quantum mechanics, a potential-energy surface for the simple reaction Hα + Hβ―Hγ → Hα―Hβ―Hγ → Hα―Hβ + Hγ. For convenience the labels α, β, and γ are added as ...
Henry Eyring was born in 1901, in the Mormon settlement of Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He earned degrees in mining engineering, metallurgy, and chemistry from the University of Arizona, and received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1927.
HENRY EYRING WAS FORTUNATE in entering the arena of chemical physics at the time that quantum mechanics began impinging on the fundamental problems of chemistry. He was also fortunate in possessing to an unusual degree a fertile imagination, unbounded curiosity, a warm and outgoing personality, a ...
1901-1981. Eyring was a giant of 20th century physical chemistry. In over 600 scientific papers and 10 books he contributed to many areas of science, but is probably best known for his theory of absolute reaction rates and for the concept of the "activated complex" (transition state) in chemical reactions.
Henry Eyring (1901–1981) is undoubtedly the most celebrated scientist produced within the Mormon faith to date. He published over six hundred scientific papers and about a dozen books, and he received almost every prize science has to offer. His theories form the core of modern chemistry.
Henry Eyring may refer to: . Henry Eyring (chemist) (1901–1981), Mexican-born American theoretical chemist Henry Eyring (Mormon pioneer) (1835–1902), German Mormon convert and emigrant to the U.S., then Mexico Henry B. Eyring (born 1933), American leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Henry J. Eyring (born 1963), American university administrator
Henry Eyring (born February 20, 1901 in Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua – December 26, 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was a Mexican-born American theoretical chemist whose primary contribution was in the study of chemical reaction rates and intermediates.