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Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle (1627-1691)

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    1660  CERobert Boyle states that sound will not travel in a vacuum.
    1661  CERobert Boyle carefully experimented with increase in plant biomass in an effort to determine what had happened to the water taken up by plants.
    1661  CEIrish chemist Robert Boyle develops the corpuscular theory of matter postulating the exitence of atoms.
    1662  CEIrish chemist Robert Boyle develops Boyle's law for ideal gases relating volume to pressure.
    1665  CERobert Boyle states that air is necessary for candles to burn.
    1670  CERobert Boyle produces hydrogen by reacting metals with acid.
 
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