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Claude Louis Berthollet Biography


Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 - 1822)

Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 - 1822)

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Claude Louis Berthollet:

Claude Louis Berthollet was a French chemist.


December 9, 1748 in Talloires, Savoy, France


November 6, 1822 in Arcueil, France

Claim to Fame:

Berthollet was a French chemist who introduced the use of chlorine based bleach as a dye. He also argued against the law of definite proportions where chemicals combine in whole number ratios. Non-stoichiometric compounds are called berthollides in his honor.

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