C.de L.is C.te Berthollet (Chimiste,)Membre de l’académie royale des Sciences et de la société royale de Londres. Né à Talloirse (Savoie) le 9 Décembre 1748. Mort à Paris le 6 Octobre 1822.
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Charles Louis Berthollet (1748-1822), the Savoyard-French chemist who later became vice president of the French Senate in 1804. He is known for his contributions to theory of chemical equilibria via the mechanism of reverse chemical reactions, and for his contribution to modern chemical nomenclature. He was also the first to demonstrate the bleaching action of chlorine gas, and the first to develop a solution of sodium hypochlorite as a modern bleaching agent.
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