J.ph L.is Gay-Lussac (Physicien et Chimiste).Membre de l’Académie royale des Sciences, de la société royal de Londres &a. Né à St. Léonard (Dép.t de la H.te Vienne) le 6 Décembre 1778.
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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) the French chemist and physicist. He is remembered for two laws related to gases, and for his work on alcohol-water mixtures, which led to the degrees he used to measure alcoholic beverages in many countries. Gay-Lussac's Law of 1802, states that if the mass and pressure of a gas are held constanty then gas volume increases linearly as the temperature rises.
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