Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner

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A painting of Döbereiner.

Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (13 December 1780 in Hof – 24 March 1849 in Jena)[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 (sulfur dioxide) to (sulfur trioxide).[1]

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  2. "BugStores.com - History of Lighters". bugstores.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 27 February 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "Planet Wissen - Feuerzeug". planet-wissen.de. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 27 February 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. "Döbereinersche Feuerzeuge". gnegel.de. 2004 [last update]. Retrieved 27 February 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. "Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner (German chemist) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 27 February 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)