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Claude Louis Berthollet
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Born (1748-12-09)9 December 1748
Talloires, France
Died 6 November 1822(1822-11-06) (aged 73)
Nationality Savoyard-French
Alma mater Chambéry, Turin
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Academy of Science
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Claude Louis Berthollet statue in Annecy, France
Claude Louis Berthollet statue in Annecy, France

Claude Louis Berthollet (9 December 1748 in Talloires, France – 6 November 1822 in Arcueil, France) was a Savoyard-French chemist who became vice president of the French Senate in 1804. He is known for his scientific contributions to theory of chemical equilibria via the mechanism of reverse chemical reactions, and for his contribution to modern chemical nomenclature. On a practical basis, Berthollet was the first to demonstrate the bleaching action of chlorine gas, and was first to develop a solution of sodium hypochlorite as a modern bleaching agent.

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