Boyle Robert

Related to Boyle Robert: Sir Robert Boyle

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.

Boyle

(boil), Robert 1627-1691.
English physicist and chemist whose book, The Sceptical Chemist (1661), marked the beginning of modern chemistry. Boyle rejected the traditional theory that all matter was composed of four elements and defined an element as a substance that cannot be reduced to other, simpler substances or produced by combining simpler substances. Boyle also conducted important physics experiments with Robert Hooke that led to the development of Boyle's law.
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