Falk, Kaufman George

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FALK, KAUFMAN GEORGE (1880–1953), U.S. physical chemist and biochemist. Born in New York, Falk taught physical chemistry at Columbia University. He wrote on ignition temperatures, refractive index, chemical equilibria, the electronic theory of valency, and on biochemical topics. His books were Chemical Reactions, their Theory and Mechanism (1920), Chemistry of Enzyme Action (1921), and Catalytic Action (1922). He was president of the Hebrew Technical Institute in New York from 1924.