Pierre Adet

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Pierre Adet
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Pierre Auguste Adet
Born(1763-05-17)17 May 1763
Died19 March 1834(1834-03-19) (aged 70)
Scientific career

Pierre-Auguste Adet (May 17, 1763 Nevers – March 19, 1834 Paris) was a French scientist, politician, and diplomat.

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.[1]

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.[2]

In 1803, he was Prefect of the Nièvre département. In 1809, he was a member of the Corps législatif.


  1. ^ "Acetic Acid".
  2. ^ Collot, Georges-Henri-Victor, 1750-1805 (2014). "American Journeys: Collot Expedition of 1796". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 17 October 2014.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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Further reading[edit]

  • 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.