SACKUR, OTTO (1880–1914), German physical chemist, born Breslau. Sackur was professor of physical chemistry, University of Breslau (1911), and departmental head in the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry, Berlin-Dahlem (1914). He died as a result of an explosion in his laboratory. He wrote Die chemische Affinitaet und ihre Messung (1908) and Lehrbuch der Thermochemie und der Thermodynamik (1912; Text of Thermochemistry and Thermodynamics, 1917).
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