Ten samples that have marked the history of chemistry

“from the urine offa diabetic patient, chevreul obtained this substance that he called ‘diabetic sugar’ cause it formed lil crystals similar to those found in grape sugar. having processed it many times, he managed to obtain crystals with properties (solubility, taste, etc.) similar to those of grape sugar, thus confirming his initial intuition. in fact, these sugars were one na same, i.e. the glucose that we know tody.”

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