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Robert Boyle

called chemistry gas

Boyle, Robert (1627–91), British natural philosopher, often called the father of modern chemistry for his rejection of the theories of the alchemists and his espousal of atomism. He discovered what is called Boyle's Law for Gases: At a constant temperature the volume of a given quantity of gas varies inversely to the pressure to which the gas is subjected.

See also: Chemistry; Philosophy.

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