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Ramsay, Sir William

Syllabification: Ram·say, Sir William
Pronunciation: /ˈramzē
 
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Definition of Ramsay, Sir William in English:

( 1852–1916), Scottish chemist; discoverer of the noble gases. He discovered argon and helium and codiscovered neon, krypton, xenon, and radon. He also determined their atomic weights and places in the periodic table. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1904).

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