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Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald Biography


Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald (1853 - 1932)

Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald (1853 - 1932)

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Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald:

Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald was a German physical chemist and Nobel laureate.


September 2, 1853 in Riga, Latvia


April 4, 1932 in Leipzig, Germany

Claim to Fame:

Ostwald was a German chemist who was awarded the 1909 Nobel Prize for his work on chemical catalysts, chemical equilibria and reaction rates. He is considered one of the pioneers of modern physical chemistry. He is also known for the Ostwald process to mass produce nitric acid from ammonia.

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