Lambert Heinrich von Babo
|Lambert Heinrich von Babo|
November 26, 1818|
|Died||April 15, 1899
Babo was the son of the agronomist Lambert Joseph von Babo and his first wife Karoline Ehrmann. The oenologist August Wilhelm von Babo was his half-brother. After graduating from high school Babo studied medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich and received a doctorate in 1842 from Heidelberg. In the following year he began studying chemistry under Justus von Liebig at Gießen receiving his habilitation in 1845 from Freiburg im Breisgau.
On September 6, 1847 he married Elise Baumgärtner in Freiburg and had a daughter and two sons.
Babo determined vapor pressure of water, called von Babo's law. He also developed the Babo funnel for heating glass flasks, named after him. This consists of an inverted cone stump made from sheet steel with asbestos strips arranged radially on the inside wall.
- Arsen in Vergiftungsfälle (1844)
- Zentrifugalkraft (1852)
- "ADB:Babo,_Lambert_Freiherr_von_(Chemiker)". wikisource.de.