Baeyer, von

biographical name
Bae·​yer, von | \ ˈbā-ər How to pronounce Baeyer, von (audio) \

Definition of Baeyer, von

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Adolf 1835–1917 German chemist

Baeyer strain theory

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Bae·​yer strain theory | \ bā(y)ə(r)-\

Definition of Baeyer strain theory (Entry 2 of 2)

: a theory in chemistry: the four valences of carbon are normally directed symmetrically in space making angles of 109° 28′ with one another and deflection of these directions produces strain in the molecule (as in the formation of rings)

First Known Use of Baeyer, von

Noun

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baeyer, von

Noun

after Adolf von Baeyer†1917 German chemist

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