Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner

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A painting of Döbereiner.

Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (13 December 1780 – 24 March 1849)[1] was a German chemist. He is best known for the development of the so-called Döbereiner's lamp. This is one of the first lighters.[2][3][4]

Döbereiner was a professor for chemistry, pharmacy and technology at the university of Jena. He was a friend of the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.[5]

He also studied oxidations of chemical elements. In 1832, he could oxidate SO_2 (sulfur dioxide) to SO_3 (sulfur trioxide).[1]

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