Pierre Auguste Adet
17 May 1763|
|Died||19 March 1834(aged 70)|
He worked with Lavoisier on a new chemical notation system, and was secretary to the scientific periodical Annales de chimie, founded in 1789. He proved that glacial acetic acid and vinegar acetic acid were the same substance.
He was secretary to the Minister of the Navy and the Colonies, Jean Dalbarade. He was commissioner to Saint-Domingue. He later became French ambassador to the United States, He sent Georges-Henri-Victor Collot on a reconnaissance of the Ohio River, and Mississippi River.
- McDonald, E. (1970). "Adet, Pierre-August". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 64–65. ISBN 0-684-10114-9.
- Conlin M. F.; Srikrishna, A. (2000). "The American mission of citizen Pierre-Auguste Adet: Revolutionary chemistry and diplomacy in the early republic". Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 124 (4): 489–520. doi:10.1021/cr9403650.
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