Modern chemistry wouldn’t have been as it is today had it not been for the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry. The nobleman from France executed a strong influence on chemistry and was responsible for the chemical revolution of the 18th century. But that isn’t all while talking of French chemists. Remember Marie Curie and her pioneering research work on radioactivity? She too was a French chemist. Who can forget Joseph Louis Gay Lussac who let the world know that water was made up of two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen! He also gave the world the two laws related to gases and did revolutionary work on alcohol-water mixtures. Had it not been for French chemist Louis Pasteur, vaccinations, microbial fermentation and pasteurization would have been unheard of concepts. Other prominent French chemists include Auguste Laurent who helped in founding organic chemistry, Nobel laureate Pierre Curie and his work on crystallography, magnetism and radioactivity, Henry Louis Chatelier and his Le Chatelier principle and so on. French chemists have contributed greatly to the field of chemistry through their ground-breaking discoveries and research wok. Browse through this segment and know more about famous French Chemists.
Marie CurieMarie Curie
07 November 1867
First woman to win a Nobel Prize
Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur
27 December 1822
Chemist and Microbiologist

Antoine LavoisierAntoine Lavoisier
26 August 1743
Chemist

Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie
12 September 1897
Chemist

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac
06 December 1778
Chemist and Physicist

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan
28 September 1852
Chemist
François Auguste Victor GrignardVictor Grignard
06 May 1871
Chemist

Jean-Marie LehnJean-Marie Lehn
30 September 1939
Chemist

Paul SabatierPaul Sabatier
05 November 1854
Chemist

Paul LangevinPaul Langevin
23 January 1872
Physicist, Professor, Chemist, Philosopher of
Joseph BlackJoseph Black
16 April 1728
Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles
12 November 1746
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist,
Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754
Chemist

Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist

Marcellin BerthelotMarcellin Berthelot
25 October 1827
Chemist
Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude
24 September 1870
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor

Yves ChauvinYves Chauvin
10 October 1930
French chemist
Henri Louis Le ChatelierHenri Louis Le Chatelier
08 October 1850
French chemist