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Ramsay, Sir William

Line breaks: Sir Wil|liam Ram¦say
Pronunciation: /ˈramzi
 
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Definition of Ramsay, Sir William in English:

( 1852–1916), Scottish chemist, discoverer of the noble gases. He first discovered argon, helium, and (with the help of M. W. Travers, 1872–1961) neon, krypton, and xenon, determining their atomic weights and places in the periodic table. In 1910, with Frederick Soddy and Sir Robert Whytlaw-Gray ( 1877–1958), Ramsay identified the last noble gas, radon. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1904).

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