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Joseph L., French naturalist, 1778-1850. See: Gay-Lussac equation, Gay-Lussac law.
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Some of these crystals ended up in the hands of Gay-Lussac and Ampere who gave some to Davy.
Although Courtois discovered iodine in 1811, it was Gay-Lussac who proved that it was a new element and gave it the name of "iode" from the Greek "ioeides" meaning violet colored.
Table 1 The Halides: Discovery in Chronological Order Halide Year Discoverer Country Chloride 1809 Gay-Lussac France 1810 H.
Antes de la formulacion de esta teoria de los tipos, Gerhardt, basandose en las leyes establecidas por Gay-Lussac, Mariotte y la hipotesis de Avogadro y Ampere y observando las relaciones entre los pesos de los volumenes de las combinaciones organicas al estado de vapor con aquel de vapor de agua, consiguio una diferenciacion bien marcada del concepto de molecula: del atomo y del equivalente que, a la sazon, se confundian.
There he attended the lectures of Gay-Lussac and Thenard and learned how to analyze organic materials.
Liebig's report attracted the attention of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), the renowned natural scientist, intellectual, and world traveler, and he arranged for Liebig to work with Gay-Lussac, a close friend.
Liebig was determined to make the learning opportunities in Gay-Lussac's laboratory available to a larger number of students.
Newbold, B.T., 'Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac: Polyvalence Personified', ACCN, 50(1):29, 1998.
Newbold, B.T, 'Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac: Polyvalence Personified', Can.
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.

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