Gay-Lussac


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Gay-Lus·sac

(gā'lū-sahk'),
Joseph L., French naturalist, 1778-1850. See: Gay-Lussac equation, Gay-Lussac law.
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Liebig's analytical methods were based on those pioneered by Berzelius and Gay-Lussac, modified for use by young chemists and others with only moderate analytical skill (1, 10).
Gay-Lussac possessed the qualities of versatility, brilliance, lucidity, perseverance, patience, and audacity, as well as fine experimental skills; and all of these were to play a part in his various activities.
Besides this, other discoveries of Gay-Lussac were to have considerable beneficial effects on the progress of science (chemistry, physics, and other fields).
Selected scientific contributions of Gay-Lussac are listed in chronological order in Table 1.
It is important to note that Gay-Lussac excelled during an era characterized by outstanding contemporaries who worked in the same fields.
For instance, a lively rivalry existed between Gay-Lussac (in collaboration with Thenard) and the English chemist Humphry Davy regarding research on the alkali metals and boron.

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