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Cato Maximilian Guldberg Bio


Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836 - 1902) and Peter Waage (1833 - 1900)

Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836 - 1902) and Peter Waage (1833 - 1900)

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Cato Maximilian Guldberg:

Cato Maximilian Guldberg was a Norwegian chemist.


August 11, 1836 in Oslo, Norway


January 14, 1902 in Oslo, Norway

Claim to Fame:

Guldberg was a Norwegian chemist who, together with Peter Waage, discovered the Law of Mass Action. This law relates the rate of a chemical reaction is proportional to the amount of active mass, or concentration, of the reactants. This law became the basis for determining rate constants of chemical reactions. He also developed a general rule where the boiling point of a liquid is approximately 2/3 of the liquid's critical temperature. This rule is known today as "Guldburg's Rule".

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