Syrkin, Yakov Kovovich

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SYRKIN, YAKOV KOVOVICH

SYRKIN, YAKOV KOVOVICH (1894–1974), Russian physical chemist. Syrkin was a professor at the Ivanovo-Voznesensk Polytechnic Institute (1925) and at Institute of Fine Chemical Technology (1931). He was scientific chairman of molecular structure department at Karpov Physico-Chemical Institute (1931–52). He did research in chemical thermodynamics, kinetics of reactions in solution and in gas phase, molecular structure, and chemical bonds. Syrkin wrote Khimicheskaya svyaz i stroyeniye molekul ("Chemical Composition and the Structure of Molecules," 1946).

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