10 fun facts on gas detection

10 fun facts on gas (detection). Did you know this?

We at 7Solutions in Gas Detection are always trying to expand our knowledge. This time, we collected some fun facts on Gas Detection you might not know yet.

1. The word ‘gas’ was coined by the 17th century Flemish chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont

2. He is thought to have formed the word from the Greek ‘chaos’, which was the primal unformed mass out of which the world was created. 

3. Another theory is that Van Helmont invented the word ‘gas’ from ‘gahst’ or ‘geist’ meaning a ghost or spirit.

4. Avogadro’s Law states that equal volumes of all gases, under the same pressure and temperature, contain an equal number of molecules.

5. Avogadro (1776-1856) was an Italian scientist and count whose full name was Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro di Quaregna e di Cerreto

6. Liquefied petroleum gas (“cooking gas”) is Propane or Butane; Natural gas is mainly Methane. 

7. Jupiter and Saturn are gas giants, large planets composed mainly of Hydrogen and Helium. 

8. The USA used gas chambers as a method of judicial execution from 1924 to 1967. 

9. The gas ammonia got its name from its ritual use by worshippers of the Egyptian god Ammon.

10. Rubber balloons were invented by the physicist Michael Faraday to store the gases in experiments.

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