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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.
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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