Who was von Liebig

  • Fraser Smith
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    1 year, 11 months ago #4421

    Who was von Liebig?

    1 year, 11 months ago #4509

    According to Wikipedia, Justus Freiherr von Liebig (12 May 1803 – 20 April 1873)was a German scientist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry, and is considered one of the principal founders of organic chemistry. As a professor at the University of Giessen, he devised the modern laboratory-oriented teaching method, and for such innovations, he is regarded as one of the greatest chemistry teachers of all time. He has been described as the “father of the fertilizer industry” for his emphasis on nitrogen and trace minerals as essential plant nutrients, and his formulation of the law of the minimum, which described how plant growth relied on the scarcest nutrient resource, rather than the total amount of resources available.

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