Definition of Ostwald, Wilhelm in English:

Ostwald, Wilhelm

proper noun

  • (1853–1932), German physical chemist; full name Friedrich Wilhelm Otswald. He established physical chemistry as a separate discipline and contributed to pioneering work on catalysis, chemical affinities, and the development of a new quantitative colour theory. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1909).

Pronunciation

Ostwald, Wilhelm

/ˈɒstvalt/