1811 in science

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The year 1811 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

  • Bernard Courtois discovers iodine.[1]
  • Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard publish Recherches Physico-Chimiques, faites sur la pile; sur la préparation chimique et les propriétés du potassium et du sodium; sur la décomposition de l'acide boracique; sur les acides fluorique, muriatique et muriatique oxigéné; sur l'action chimique de la lumière; sur l'analyse végétale et animale, etc. in Paris.
  • Amedeo Avogadro proposes Avogadro's law, that equal volumes of gases under constant temperature and pressure contain equal number of molecules.[2]

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Medicine[edit]

Paleontology[edit]

Physics[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Swain, Patricia A. (2005). "Bernard Courtois (1777–1838), famed for discovering iodine (1811), and his life in Paris from 1798". Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 30: 103–11. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Michael Faraday". Famous Physicists and Astronomers. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  3. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8. 
  4. ^ Repr. of An Idea of a New Anatomy of the Brain
  5. ^ "Francis Place". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  6. ^ Patented in 1810. Meggs, Philip B. (1998). A History of Graphic Design. Wiley. pp. 130–133. ISBN 0-471-29198-6.