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10/05/1852 Valence theory


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English chemist Edward Frankland published his theory of chemical valence. It states atoms come together to make chemical compounds in regular ratios. This was – according to Frankland – caused by combining power of each element. Later August Kekulé proposed fixed valences for many elements, such as 4 for carbon.
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