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Sackur, Otto

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).