Henri Moissan



  He was a professor of chemistry at the École de Pharmacie and at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, who discovered fluorine by electrolyzing fluoride salts. With his electric furnace he investigated the synthesis of diamonds and other materials (carborundum, silicon carbide, when found in nature is called “moissanite”).



  1. "Fluorine and Henri Moissan" article in the Hexagon of Alpha Chi Sigma

  2. Photographs of Meaux, France

  3. Photographs in Paris, France 2E (The Henri Moissan Museum)

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