Marc Antoine Auguste Gaudin

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Marc Antoine Auguste Gaudin
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Born(1804-04-05)5 April 1804
Died2 August 1880(1880-08-02) (aged 76)
Scientific career
InstitutionsBureau des Longitudes

Marc Antoine Auguste Gaudin (1804–1880) was a French chemist.

He was a pioneer in photography and contributed to the Avogadro's gas law by proposing that some elements form diatomic or polyatomic gas.


  • Seymour H. Mauskopf (1969). "The Atomic Structural Theories of Ampère and Gaudin: Molecular Speculation and Avogadro's Hypothesis". Isis. 60 (1): 61–74. doi:10.1086/350449. ISSN 0021-1753. JSTOR 229022.