Who is Antoine Lavoisier?

  • (noun): French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794).
    Synonyms: Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Antoine Lavoisier

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution; 26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794; ), the "father of modern chemistry," was a French nobleman prominent in the histories of chemistry and biology. He named both oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783) and predicted silicon (1778). He helped construct the metric system, put together the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element (1777) rather than a compound. He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same.

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Timeline Of Chemistry - 17th and 18th Centuries
1778 Antoine Lavoisier, considered "The father of modern chemistry", recognizes and names oxygen, and recognizes its importance and role in combustion. 1787 Antoine Lavoisier publishes Méthode de nomenclature chimique, the first modern system of chemical nomenclature. 1789 Antoine Lavoisier publishes Traité Élémentaire de Chimie, the first modern chemistry textbook ...
French Inventions - Chemistry
... Oxygen by Antoine Lavoisier in 1778 ... Hydrogen by Antoine Lavoisier in 1783 ... The first extensive list of elements (see periodic table) by Antoine Lavoisier in 1787 ...
Antoine Lavoisier - Selected Writings - In Translation
... Lavoisier De La Place of the same Academy ... De Moreau, Lavoisier, Bertholet, and De Fourcroy (1788) Dictionary Elements of Chemistry, in a New Systematic Order, Containing All the Modern Discoveries (Edinburgh William Creech ...

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