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".