Baltic German chemist
Wilhelm Ostwald (23 September 1853 - 4 April 1932) was a Latvian-German chemist born in Riga, Latvia, winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald
2 September 1853
|Died||4 April 1932 (aged 78)|
Großbothen near Leipzig, Germany
|Nationality||Baltic German by birth. Prussian, German (after 1871)|
|Alma mater||University of Dorpat|
Coining the term 'Mole'
HSL and HSV
Ostwald dilution law
|Awards||Faraday Lectureship Prize (1904)|
Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1909)
|Institutions||University of Dorpat|
University of Leipzig
|Doctoral advisor||Carl Schmidt[source?]|
|Doctoral students||Arthur Amos Noyes|
Frederick George Donnan
His parents are Elizabeth Leuckel and Gottfried Wilhelm Ostwald. His son is Wolfgang Ostwald. Wilhelm Ostwald was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909 and it is Latvia's only Nobel prize. Although he was a German chemist, he was born in Latvia so the Nobel prize went to Latvia.