Delisle scale

1732

Delisle scale

The book of science

Tom Sharp


Joseph-Nicolas Delisle metrology

Delisle scale

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The scientific contribution of Anders Celsius was not creating the scale, but in establishing that the freezing point of water is independent of barometric pressure, and that the boiling point of water at a standard barometric pressure could be calculated from a given barometric pressure.

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