Reference numberEC/1946/21
Previous numbersCert XV, 139; A56470
TitleThompson, Sir Harold Warris: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for his work on chemical kinetics and the spectroscopy of molecules. Contributed important discoveries on the reactions of complex molecules and on explosive reactions. Was the first to investigate from the point of view of the branching chain theory the reactions of oxygen with, inter alia, carbon bisulphide, hydrogen sulphide and the zinc alkyls. His studies of spectra have thrown light on the relations between spectral character and photochemical behaviour, and led to the determination of numerous force constants. Has discovered a simplified form of analysis applicable to such structural problems. He has made outstanding contributions in the modern applications of infra-red spectroscopy to structural problems and to analytical methods.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. C N Hinshelwood; Harold Hartley; C G Douglas; N V Sidgwick; W Humer Rothery; Ronald P Bell
Access statusOpen

Thompson, Sir Harold Warris: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA5973Thompson; Sir; Harold Warris (1908 - 1983); chemist1908 - 1983
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