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Boyle(boil), Robert 1627-1691.
Irish-born British physicist and chemist whose precise definitions of chemical elements and reactions began the separation of chemistry from alchemy.
1. (Biography) Robert. 1627–91, Irish scientist who helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy. He established that air has weight and studied the behaviour of gases; author of The Sceptical Chymist (1661)
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Robert, 1627–91, English chemist and physicist.