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.
Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur

27 December 1822

Antoine LavoisierAntoine Lavoisier

26 August 1743

Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie

12 September 1897

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac

06 December 1778

François Auguste Victor GrignardVictor Grignard

06 May 1871

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan

28 September 1852

Jean-Marie LehnJean-Marie Lehn

30 September 1939

Paul SabatierPaul Sabatier

05 November 1854

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles

12 November 1746

Paul LangevinPaul Langevin

23 January 1872

Joseph BlackJoseph Black

16 April 1728

Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul

31 August 1786

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Marcellin BerthelotMarcellin Berthelot

25 October 1827

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust

26 September 1754

Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude

24 September 1870

Yves ChauvinYves Chauvin

10 October 1930

Henri Louis Le ChatelierHenri Louis Le Chatelier

08 October 1850