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[awst-vahlt] /ˈɔst vɑlt/
[vil-helm] /ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1853–1932, German chemist: Nobel prize 1909. Unabridged
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  • Ostwald has introduced a very useful conception for the study of this question of surface energy.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • Ostwald in a published lecture gives this example of what he means.

    Pragmatism William James
  • Even the great Ostwald, within the decade, has made a childs book on chemistry after the old conversational form.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • Haeckel, Ostwald, and Mach have each given the world a constructive system of thought.

  • According to modern ideas, no true miscibility exists, but a suspension or emulsion is formed (see Ostwald, p. 237).

  • Ostwald would reject even these in his pursuit of the illusion of a "science without hypotheses."

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • In his study of men of science Ostwald has introduced the distinction of classicist and romanticist.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • Professor Ostwald showed me the studio which now takes the place of the laboratory.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • Herein it recalls in some respects the bellicose pacifism of the too celebrated Ostwald.

    Above the Battle Romain Rolland
  • In fact, the sole object of science is prophecy, as Ostwald and Poincar make plain.

    Six Major Prophets Edwin Emery Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for Ostwald


/German ˈɔstvalt/
Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1853–1932, German chemist, noted for his pioneering work in catalysis. He also invented a process for making nitric acid from ammonia and developed a new theory of colour: Nobel prize for chemistry 1909
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