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Balard, Antoine Jerome

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1876 AD, at 73 years of age.

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.




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