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1 One 19th century chemist who made many discoveries and had many accomplishments which lead to the better of mankind is Friedrich August Kekule His Benzene ring finding made him a pioneer in the world of chemistry even though chemistry was not very highly regarded in his day Kekules success can be attributed to long years of hard work and perseverance Friedrich August Kekule founded structural organic chemistry and is best know for his ring formula for benzene Although mostly known for his benzene finding Friedrich August Kekule had many other accomplishments leading him to this great discovery 1847 Friedrich August Kekule was admitted to and attended the University of Giessen Kekule attended the university with the intention of studying architecture It was here that he happened to enroll in a chemistry class under Justus von Liebig This was a major accomplishment due to the fact that in the mid -19th century it was uncommon for students to enroll in a university to advance their studies in a particular field Many men during this era in fact only completed the elementary levels of education let alone high school and university levels This could have been his biggest accomplishment for it was the first real major step in his chemistry career Asimov 1982 1851 Friedrich August Kekule graduated from the University of Giessen After years of hard work and perseverance at the University of Giessen Kekule earned himself a degree and went on to Paris to take his studies one step further to pursue a doctorate It was here that he learned the unitary theory of chemistry the theory of radicals and type theory He also became interested in the problems of philosophy of chemistry that would concern him all his life Gillis 1973 1852 A Doctorate of Chemistry was awarded to Kekule 2 It was upon this accomplishment that Kekule went on to work in Switzerland becoming an assistant to Adolf von Planta
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