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Antoine Lavoisier: Atomic Theory & Contribution

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Lavoisier verified the mass of the samples he was testing before, and after, chemical reactions had taken place. He took these quantitative measurements to support the law of conservation of mass. What was this process called?

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1. Lavoisier collaborated with and repeated the experiments of many of his contemporaries, which one of them is credited with the discovery of the element nitrogen?

2. Antoine Lavoisier called them 'indivisible particles which we have no means of separating.' What was he referring to?

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Complete this worksheet and quiz to gauge your knowledge of Antoine Lavoisier. His discoveries, processes, collaborations and theories are addressed on the quiz.

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  • Type of lens that Lavoisier used to incinerate a diamond in a container filled with pure oxygen
  • The meaning of 'indivisible particles which we have no means of separating'
  • Process of determining the mass of an object on a balance

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a contemporary with whom Lavoisier collaborated to discover nitrogen
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Lavoisier increased his understanding of chemistry in the late 1700s and interpret it correctly

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  • Identify pivotal books that Lavoisier wrote
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  • Explore the Phlogistan and Antiphlogistan camps of the scientific community and where Lavoisier stood
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