Lavoisier's Informational Grid

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Who would ever realize that a large grid with 18 columns would hold so much information? One would then ask themselves how such an informational grid would be created. It all started in 1649 when Hennig Brand discovered the first element, phosphorus (P). Later on, Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier published Traité Élémentaire de Chimie (Elementary Treatise of Chemistry) in 1789 that would change the scope of chemistry. It was seen as the initial textbook into chemistry. Lavoisier wrote about his discoveries about simple substances that were thought to be the core of elements. He sorted together elements such as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, phosphorus, mercury, zinc, and sulfur. These were seen as a basis for a modern list of elements. In hindsight, we can see how much Lavoisier has impacted the world of science, but back then many chemists brushed away his research.…show more content…
He proposed his theory of the atom based on these points, Matter is made up of atoms that are indivisible and indestructible, all atoms of an element are identical, Atoms of different elements have different weights and chemical properties, atoms of different elements combine in simple who numbers to form compounds, and atoms cannot be created or destroyed. Dalton used Lavoisier’s textbook which stated that water was roughly 15% oxygen and 15% hydrogen, and concluded that an oxygen weighed 5.6 times more than a hydrogen atom. Dalton then created a table of relative atomic weights of elements. He hypothesized that water contained one atom of hydrogen and one atom of

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