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Pierre-Joseph Macquer
(9 Oct 1718 - 15 Feb 1784)

French chemist who wrote Dictionnaire de Chymie (1766), the first dictionary of theoretical and general chemistry. He extended Geoffroy’s concept of chemical affinity.


Science Quotes by Pierre-Joseph Macquer (1 quote)

All the experiments which have been hitherto carried out, and those that are still being daily performed, concur in proving that between different bodies, whether principles or compounds, there is an agreement, relation, affinity or attraction (if you will have it so), which disposes certain bodies to unite with one another, while with others they are unable to contract any union: it is this effect, whatever be its cause, which will help us to give a reason for all the phenomena furnished by chemistry, and to tie them together.
— Pierre-Joseph Macquer
From Elemens de Chymie Theorique (1749). As quoted, in Trevor Harvey Levere, Affinity and Matter: Elements of Chemical Philosophy, 1800-1865 (1971), 17.
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