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Henri Victor Regnault: Quiz


Question 1: In 1871, his laboratory at Sèvres was destroyed and his son Alex-Georges-Henri Regnault killed, both as a result of the ________.
German EmpireAlsace-LorraineFranco-Prussian WarOtto von Bismarck

Question 2: He designed sensitive thermometers, hygrometers, hypsometers and ________, and measured the specific heats of many substances and the coefficient of thermal expansion of gases.
Laboratory flaskHot air ovenCalorimeterLaboratory glassware

Question 3: vinyl chloride, polyvinyl chloride, dichloromethane), and he was appointed professor of chemistry at the University of ________.

Question 4: Working under ________ at Gießen, Regnault distinguished himself in the nascent field of organic chemistry by synthesizing several chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g.
Georg OhmJöns Jacob BerzeliusAugust Wilhelm von HofmannJustus von Liebig

Question 5: Born in ________ in 1810, he moved to Paris following the death of his parents at the age of eight.

Question 6: These were published in 1847, and led to his receiving the Rumford Medal of the ________ and appointment as Chief Engineer of Mines.
Royal SocietyGeorge PorterCopley MedalMichael Atiyah

Question 7: The crater Regnault on the ________ is named after him.
Mercury (planet)MoonGanymede (moon)Io (moon)

Question 8: In 1854 he was appointed director of the ________ works at Sèvres.
Soft-paste porcelainPotteryChinese ceramicsPorcelain


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