Peter Waage

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Not to be confused with Peter Normann Waage.
Peter Waage
Guldberg Waage.jpg
Guldberg and Waage
Born (1833-06-29)29 June 1833
Died 13 January 1900(1900-01-13) (aged 66)
Nationality Norwegian
Fields chemistry
Institutions Royal Frederick University
Known for law of mass action

Peter Waage (29 June 1833 – 13 January 1900), the son of a ship's captain, was a significant Norwegian chemist and professor at the Royal Frederick University. Along with his brother-in-law Cato Maximilian Guldberg, he co-discovered and developed the law of mass action between 1864 and 1879.[1]

He grew up in Hidra. He was chairman of the Norwegian Polytechnic Society from 1868 to 1869, and the first chairman of the Norwegian branch of the YMCA when it was established in 1880.



  1. ^ Asimov, Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 2nd Revised edition
Preceded by
Cato Maximilian Guldberg
Chairman of the Norwegian Polytechnic Society
Succeeded by
Cato Maximilian Guldberg