Balard, Antoine Jerome

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Born: Sep 30, 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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