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Subject: Pierre Macquer, Hilaire Rouelle, Principle (chemistry), Antoine Lavoisier, 1703 births
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Guillaume-François Rouelle

Guillaume-François Rouelle
Guillaume-François Rouelle
Born 16 September 1703
Died 3 August 1770
Nationality French
Fields Chemistry
Known for Base
Influenced Denis Diderot
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier
Joseph Proust
Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
Guillaume François Rouelle (1703–1770) was a French chemist and apothecary. In 1754 he introduced the concept of a base into chemistry, as a substance which reacts with an acid to give it solid form (as a salt).

He is known as l'Aîné (the elder) to distinguish him from his younger brother, Hilaire Rouelle, who was also a chemist and known as the discoverer of urea.

He started a public course in his laboratory in 1738 where he taught many students among whom were Denis Diderot, Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier, Joseph Proust and Antoine-Augustin Parmentier.

He was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1749.

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