Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau

Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau

Birth
Dijon, Departement de la Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France
Death 2 Jan 1816 (aged 78)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Cremated, Other, Specifically: Unknown by the creator of this memorial
Memorial ID 91699253 · View Source
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French chemist and politician. He abandoned his career as a politician to devote himself to chemistry. His greatest contribution to this science was the creation (together with other chemists: Lavoisier, Fourcroy and Berthollet) of a nomenclature method which is still in use. For the fumigation of buildings, he proposed the use of "muriatic acid gas" and he is sometimes given credit for having suggested chlorine for that purpose but chlorine was not well characterized at that time, and hydrogen chloride (made by reacting sodium chloride and sulfuric acid) was actually the active gasseus fumigation agent.

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  • Created by: MPM77
  • Added: 10 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 91699253
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau (4 Jan 1737–2 Jan 1816), Find a Grave Memorial no. 91699253, ; Maintained by MPM77 (contributor 47679266) Cremated, Other, who reports a Unknown by the creator of this memorial.