Gay-Lussac, Joseph LouisUploader: Akinosho 1 years ago Subscribe 10
He fathered five children, of whom the eldest Jules became assistant to Justus Liebig in Giessen. Gay-Lussac, at times with the assistance of Louis-Jacques Thenard , explored the properties of potassium and iodine. This is one case where the work of Gay-Lussac and Thenard is indubitably prior to that of Davy. On his second flight, he took samples of air while reaching an altitude of 23, feet in a hydrogen balloon, a record that lasted for almost fifty years. The name Gay-Lussac gave the element, iode , and its English derivative, iodine, was the one that came into general use.