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Father of modern chemistry, introduced experimentation, said an element only has one component, water is a compound, and a compound = two or more elements
Worked with a gas that made water when it was burned; Lavoisier names it hydrogen or "water former"
Worked with a gas that in the presence of water produced an acid, caused candles to burn brighter, and charcoal to burn hotter; Lavoisier names it oxygen or "acid former"
2 L Hydrogen + 1 L Oxygen = 2 L Water; discovered that hydrogen and oxygen are diatomic elements
At constant temperature and pressure, equal volumes of gases contain the same # of particles
Did the cathode ray tube experiment and found that atoms have negative portions and leads to the plum pudding model of the atom (negative particles suspended in a positive field)
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