Today marks the birthday of Antoine Lavoisier, one of the key figures in chemistry history and often referred to as ‘the father of modern chemistry’. This short graphic takes a look at some of his key contributions to chemical understanding and the system of naming chemical substances we still use today.
References and further reading
- The Chemical Revolution of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier — Chemical Landmarks, The American Chemical Society
- Celebrating Madame Lavoisier — Rupert Cole, The Science Museum
- The Méthode de nomenclature chimique (1787): A Document of Transition — Wolfgang Lefèvre