Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe (1845 - 1925)
Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe, often called Edward Thorpe, was a British chemist. Thorpe conducted research on a wide range of subjects. He contributed to the understanding of the relationship between substances' molecular weights and their specific gravities, and his work on phosphorus compounds led to a better understanding of phosphorus trioxide and the prevention of the illnesses it caused to workers in the match industry. Thorpe's work on the atomic weights of metals led to the award of a Royal Medal in 1889, and in 1902 Thorpe was elected member of the newly created International Atomic Weights Commission. He was the president of the British Association for 1921–1922.
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