Wikisource has original works written by or about: He also established that hydrogen and oxygen combine by volume in the ratio 2: In these new fields he displayed the powers so conspicuous in his scientific inquiries, and he was now to introduce and establish scientific accuracy where previously there had been merely practical approximations. Their principal object, however, was to record the magnetic elemertti at different points along their route. In a paper published in Gay-Lussac also used a one-liter volumetric flask. Gay-Lussac did not feel that his experimentations would be noted by the public eye, so he did not publish his findings. It was known that compression of gases was accompanied by evolution of heat and expansion by absorption of heat.
Retrieved from " https: Born as the son of a successful lawyer, he had a privileged childhood that was rudely disturbed during the French Revolution of following which his father lost much of his fortunes. This law is often referred to as Gay-Lussac's law of pressure—temperature, between and , discovered the relationship between the pressure and temperature of a fixed mass of gas kept at a constant volume. This hypothesis meant that the previously stated result.
In , he was appointed demonstrator to A. He was also the first to recognize that the CN combination was stable and behaved as a radical in the various combinations into which it entered. Initially his father wanted him to become a lawyer though the young boy had always been more interested in scientific pursuits. As soon as the mixture was exposed to bright sunlight, there was a violent explosion. They announced their results in the form of three laws, according to the proportion of hydrogen and oxygen contained in the substances. This law states that the volumes of gases that interact to give a gaseous product are in the ratio of small whole numbers to each other and that each bears a similar relation to the volume of the product. In Gay-Lussac carried out a study of the combining volumes of nitric oxide and oxygen.