Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny. The Spheroidal State of Matter Theory

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Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (1798-1884), a French chemist, was the first scientist to study in detail, and for many years, the behavior of a liquid drop thrown over a heated surface. He postulated that the result was an additional state of matter that he named spheroidal state. Today this phenomenon is called the Leidenfrost effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Coal
  • Combustion
  • Effect of variables
  • Spheroidal state
  • Turpentine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education


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