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Leblanc, Nicolas Line breaks: Nico|las Le|blanc
Pronunciation: /ləˈblɒ̃(k)/

Definition of Leblanc, Nicolas in English:

( 1742–1806), French surgeon and chemist. He developed a process for making soda ash (sodium carbonate) from common salt, enabling the large-scale manufacture of glass, soap, paper, and other chemicals.

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