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Kenichi Fukui

Date of Birth 04-October-1918
Place of Birth Nara
(Japan, Nara Prefecture, Kansai region)
Nationality Japan
Profession Chemist
Kenichi Fukui was a Japanese chemist. Kenichi Fukui was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981 with Roald Hoffmann, for their independent investigations into the mechanisms of chemical reactions. His prize-winning work focused on the role of frontier orbitals in chemical reactions: specifically that molecules share loosely bonded electrons which occupy the frontier orbitals, that is the Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital and the Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for their theories, developed independently, concerning the course of chemical reactions.)