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Moissan

[mwa-sahn] /mwaˈsɑ̃/
noun
1.
Henri
[ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA),
1852–1907, French chemist: Nobel prize 1906.
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  • The preparation of fluorine was finally accomplished by the French chemist Moissan by the electrolysis of hydrofluoric acid.

  • Professor Moissan, the great French chemist and maker of artificial diamonds, fairly danced with delight.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • The study of diamonds led Moissan to believe that in nature they are formed by the cooling of a melted mixture of iron and carbon.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • "I will explain to you my notion," said Professor Moissan, the great French chemist.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • To appreciate this it is necessary to recall the way in which Moissan made his diamonds.

    Curiosities of the Sky Garrett Serviss
  • "It cannot be, surely it cannot be," said Professor Moissan at length.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • The French chemist Moissan, in his extended study of chemistry at high temperatures, finally succeeded in making some small ones.

  • Moissan, however, was not the first to produce diamonds artificially.

  • Probably some one in the future will take up the problem where Moissan dropped it and find out how to make diamonds of any size.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson

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