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Herbert Freundlich

Herbert Max Finlay Freundlich (28 January 1880 in Charlottenburg – 30 March 1941 in Minneapolis) was a German chemist.His father was of German Jewish descent, and his mother (née Finlay) was from Scotland. His younger brother was Erwin Finlay Freundlich (1885–1964).

He was a department head at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry (now the Fritz Haber Institute) from 1919 until 1933, when the racial policies of the Nazi party demanded the dismissal of non-Aryans from senior posts. In 1934 he became a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.Emigrating to England, Freundlich accepted a guest professorship at University College London. Five years later, he accepted a professorship at the University of Minnesota. He died in Minneapolis two years later.

Freundlich's main works dealt with the coagulation and stability of colloidal solutions.

His most prominent student was Robert Havemann who became a well known colloid chemist of the German Democratic Republic.

His work is of continuing importance, with his 1907 paper "Über die Adsorption in Lösungen" (On adsorption in solutions) becoming highly cited at the beginning of the 21st century. This early paper was based on his habilitation thesis written in Leipzig under the guidance of Wilhelm Ostwald, and was heavily based on the work of Sten Lagergren.

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Some of their strengths

Herbert Freundlich has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Intelligent, Independent, Analytical, Innovative, Bold, and Energetic.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Herbert Freundlich is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Herbert Freundlich well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Truthful and Kind

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Herbert Freundlich as someone who is honest, compassionate, imaginative, and instinctual.

A person who enjoys new challlenges, is a magnet for attracting other creative types, good at identifying opportunities, and who is good at forming loyal, lifelong friendships.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Herbert Freundlich is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Herbert Freundlich tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Herbert Freundlich's challenges

While Herbert Freundlich has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Herbert Freundlich can be Unrealistic, Arrogant, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Status-seeking, Short-tempered, and Impulsive.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Herbert Freundlich's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Unrealistic and Indecisive

Herbert Freundlich is someone who can be unrealistic, indecisive, and lacking in confidence, who can be impulsive when it comes to making important decisions, have difficulty collaborating with others, can be argumentative and not willling to accept criticism, and who can be disappointed by the high expectations they place on others.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Herbert Freundlich also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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