Infographic image on Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794). Lavoisier is considered the ‘father of modern chemistry’. He discovered oxygen’s role in combustion, described the conservation of mass in reactions, and played an important part in reforming nomenclature in chemistry. He married Marie-Anne Paulze, who observed and recorded notes on their experiments, translated important texts for Lavoisier, and illustrated and spread word of their work. Lavoisier died by the guillotine during the French Revolution.
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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.

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