William prout

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William Prout (1785-1850) a multifaceted English physician, conducted important research in the areas of physiology, meteorology, and chemistry; he studied the processes of digestion, respiration, and blood formation, the urinary system, urine and urinary calculi, identified the presence of HCl in the gastric fluid, and proposed the theory that the atomic weight of an element is an integer multiple of the atomic weight of hydrogen (Prout’s hypothesis).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-173
Number of pages12
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Blood formation
  • Digestion
  • Gastric fluid
  • Prout’s hypothesis
  • Respiration
  • Urinary calculi
  • Urinary system
  • Urine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education


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