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Jacques Alexandre César Charles

(1746—1823)


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(1746–1823)

French chemist and physicist, who became professor of physics at the Paris Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. He is best remembered for discovering Charles' law (1787), relating to the volume and temperature of a gas. In 1783 he became the first person to make an ascent in a hydrogen balloon.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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