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Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis, 1778-1850



  • Existence: 1778 - 1850

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Manuscript laboratory notebook of Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Identifier: 2016-037-002
Scope and content

The notebook contains observations of several hundred experiments dealing with topics such as the solubility of salts, sulfates and other compounds, fermentation, tobacco, and distillation of alcohols. Of special interest are the notes in Lussac's hand dated 1824 "dissolution d' indigo" and dealing with the standardization of indigo solutions. In the published paper on this topic Lussac first coined the terms "pipettes" and "burettes" and page 119 shows his drawing of a pipette.

Dates: 1820-1825