[gey-luh-sak; French gey-ly-sak]
- Jo·seph Lou·is [joh-zuh f loo-ee, -suh f; French zhaw-zef lwee] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf ˈlu i, -səf; French ʒɔˈzɛf lwi/, 1778–1850, French chemist and physicist.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for gay-lussac
Hydrocyanic acid was discovered by Scheele; but its nature and chemical properties were first investigated by Gay-Lussac.
Gay-Lussac he placed "at the head of the living chemists of France."Famous Men of Science
Sarah K. Bolton
In Europe, Gay-Lussac's hydrometer and tables are chiefly used for alcoholometric testing.
In the year 1805 he and Gay-Lussac were in Paris, engaged in their experiments on the compression of air.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical
Frank H. Stauffer
Makers of chlorate of potash and cyanide of potassium are profiting largely by the discoveries of Scheele, Gay-Lussac, and others.The Scientific Basis of National Progress
- Joseph Louis (ʒozɛf lwi). 1778–1850, French physicist and chemist: discovered the law named after him (1808), investigated the effects of terrestrial magnetism, isolated boron and cyanogen, and discovered methods of manufacturing sulphuric and oxalic acids
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- French chemist and physicist who in 1808 developed a law governing the ratio of volumes of gases participating in chemical reactions. In that same year, with Louis Jacques Thénard, he discovered the element boron.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.