Boyle’s law


Boyle’s law

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Richard Towneley, Henry Power, Robert Boyle chemistry

Boyle’s law

Atomic kinetic thermodynamics

Ideal gases

John Dalton proposed his atomic theory in 1808. Robert Brown discovered Brownian motion in 1837. The controversy over the existence of atoms was not settled until 1908 by Ludwig Boltzmann, Albert Einstein, and Jean Baptiste Perrin.

The works of Bernoulli (1738) and Waterston (1843) were ignored until James Clerk Maxwell, James Prescott Joule, Rudolf Clausius, and Ludwig Boltzmann established the kinetic theory of gases by 1871.

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