pv = constant.
The French physicist, plant physiologist, and priest Edmé Mariotte (1620–84) discovered the law independently in 1676, and in France it is known as Mariotte's law. (Mariotte, a founder of the Academy of Sciences in Paris) also concluded that plants synthesize materials by chemical processes, a theory verified after his death.
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