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Lavoisier took the third step by showing that the matter which enters into the constitution of the universe is an eternality.Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
One of them inquired in my presence, yesterday evening, what the man named Lavoisier did, and whether he was dead.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
In 1770 the scientific career of Lavoisier began, and the balance became a chief instrument in chemical research.
Within a week Lavoisier and 27 others were condemned to death.
Now, this is how Lavoisier arrived at this important discovery.In Search of a Son|William Shepard Walsh
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Antoine Lavoisier's superior organizational skills made it possible for him to interpret and extend the research of other scientists, leading to the important experiments and discoveries that designate him as one of the founders of modern chemistry. He introduced a rigorous experimental approach to the field based on the determination of the weights of reagents and products in chemical reactions. In his Elementary Treatise of Chemistry, published in 1789, he presented a systematic and unified view of new theories and established a system of nomenclature for chemical compounds. His classification of substances laid the foundation for the modern distinction between chemicals and compounds. Lavoisier also disproved the longstanding phlogiston theory of combustion, which for centuries held that a substance called phlogiston, a volatile part of all combustible substances, was released during the process of combustion. By repeating the experiments of Joseph Priestley, Lavoisier demonstrated that during combustion the burning substance combines with a constituent of the air, the gas he named oxygen. He also described the role of oxygen in the respiration of both animals and plants, and he proved that water is made up of oxygen and hydrogen.