Hinshelwood, Cyril Norman

Hinshelwood, Cyril Norman (1897-1967)


Hinshelwood, Cyril Norman (Sir)

20th Century
Born: London (England), 1897
Died: London (England), 1967

Hinshelwood spent his professional life at Oxford (England), where he obtained a doctorate (1924) and a professorship of chemistry (1937). He served as president of the Chemical Society (1955-1960). He is noted for his extensive contributions to the theoretical and experimental development of chemical kinetics. He elucidated the complex reaction system that contributes to the mechanism of explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen. This work earned him, jointly with N. Semënov the Nobel Prize in 1956. 

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Link icon  Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1956
"for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions"