Pierre-Antoine Favré

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Pierre-Antoine Favre (1813-1880), a physician turned chemist, carried on extensive research in the areas of thermochemistry, electrolysis, dissolution of salts, and adsorption and condensation of gases on solids. Among his many
achievements we can mention the determination of the atomic mass of zinc, the fact that the combustion of carbon in any state always produces a certain amount of CO, and determination of the mechanical equivalent of heat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-143
Number of pages13
JournalRevista CENIC. Ciencias Quimicas
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Thermochemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • heat of combustion
  • heat of solution
  • Zinc
  • Heat of adsorption


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