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ANTOINE LAVOISIER

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AMINA.A
PHYSICAL SCIENCE


Born- 26 August 1743
Place- Paris, France
Died- 8 May 1794(50 Y)
- Paris,France
Father- Jean-Antoine Lavoisier
Mother- Emille-Punctis
Fields- Biologist & Chemist
Father of Modern Chemistry
Designed a method for preparing salt peter
Established the law of Concervation of
mass
Made deep researches in Organic
Chemistry
Published a book Results of some
agricultural experiment and reflection to
political economy based on agriculture in
1788



Elected to the Academy of Science
Discovered that air is the source of acidity
Demonstrated that air is composed of two parts
Calxes
Acidity
Leader of Gunpowder Commission
Discovered that Diamond is a crystalline
form of Carbon
Established consistent use of chemical
balances





Developed a new system of Chemical
nomenclature
Believed in the Radical Theory
Demonstrated that organisms disassemble and
reconstitute atmospheric air in the same manner
as a burning body
Published a text book Traite Elementaire de
chimie in 1789
Gave modern explanations to the processes
such as combustion,respiration and calcination

Influential research helped discard the old
prevailing theories which dealt with abscurd
combustion principle called Phlogiston.
Concepts about the nature of acids,bases and
salts were more logical and methodical.
Revolutionary approaches helped many
chemists realize the fundamental process of
science and implement the scientific method.
Died in May 1794 during the reign of terror.
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