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Balard, Antoine Jerome

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1876 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Chemists

French chemist and the discoverer of bromine.

1802 – Born on the 30th of September, in Montpellier, France.

1826 – Discovered in seawater a substance, which he recognized as a previously unknown element and named bromine.

        – Published papers on the decomposition of ammonium oxalate, with formation of oxamic acid, on amyl alcohol, and on the cyanides.

1851 – Appointed professor of chemistry at the College de France. He helped Louis Pasteur devise the experiment that would prove spontaneous generation to be false.

1876 – He died in Paris on the 30th of April.