Georg Lunge

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Georg Lunge
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Georg Lunge
Born (1839-09-15)15 September 1839
Breslau, Germany
Died 3 January 1923(1923-01-03) (aged 83)
Zurich, Switzerland
Nationality German
Fields organic chemistry
Institutions ETH Zurich.
Alma mater University of Heidelberg,
University of Breslau
Doctoral advisor Ferdinand Cohn
Known for Lunge reagent

Georg Lunge (15 September 1839 – 3 January 1923) was a German chemist born in Breslau. He studied at Heidelberg (under Robert Bunsen) and Breslau, graduating at the latter university in 1859, for the work with Ferdinand Cohn. Turning his attention to technical chemistry, he became chemist at several works both in Germany and England, and in 1876 he was appointed professor of technical chemistry at ETH Zurich. Lunge's original contributions cover a very wide field, dealing both with technical processes and analysis. In addition, he was a voluminous writer, enriching scientific literature with many standard works. His treatises Coal Tar and Ammonia, Destillation des Steinkohlentheers and Sulphuric Acid and Alkali, established his position as the highest authority on these subjects, while the Chemische-technische Untersuchungs-Methoden, to which he contributed, testified to his researches in technical analysis. His jubilee was celebrated in Zurich on 15 September 1909. He died in Zurich on 3 January 1923.[1]


  1. ^ b., P. P. (17 February 1923). "obit. Georg Lunge". Nature. 111 (2781): 228. doi:10.1038/111228a0. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lunge, Georg". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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