The Molecular Hypothesis: The 1811 and 1814 Essays

  • Mario Morselli
Part of the Chemists and Chemistry book series (CACH, volume 1)


The decade which preceded the elaboration by Amedeo Avogadro of the manuscript of his 1811 ‘Essai d’une manière’ was one of the most fertile periods in the history of the physical sciences. It had begun with Volta’s letter to Sir Joseph Banks, in March 1800, describing his ‘artificial electric organ’ and displayed a long array of discoveries and far-reaching observations ranging from optics to chemistry, from mineralogy to electricity.


Mass Relative Chemical Combination Gaseous Substance Gaseous Element Scientific Biography 
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