Friday, May 18, 2007

Lavoisier's mercury gasometer

The Lavoisiers were number 5 in the Top 5 husband and wife chemists excluding Curie.

I just noticed that on the table they have the number 4 of the Top 5 chemistry relics, the mercury gasometer, used to identify chemical properties of oxygen (1774).

Musée des arts et métiers - Cnam, Paris, France

It's a pity that the tube that goes into the gasometer and the mercury is missing.