Antoine Lavoisier: Theory of Chemical Reactivity of Oxygen

Antoine Lavoisier: Theory of Chemical Reactivity of Oxygen

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Antoine Lavoisier
Born on: August 26, 1743 into a rich Paris family
Education: Mazarin for a science education, he was a model student, received many awards, and also studied law ending up with a bachelors and license to practice in 1764
Career: Developed an experimentally based theory of the chemical reactivity of oxygen, leading financier and public administrator before the French Revolution. He was unfortunately executed with other financiers, during the revolutionary terror.
Government Career: He got a position as tax collector in the Ferme Generale, a private tax-collection company. When he was 26, he attempted to introduce reforms in the French monetary and taxation system. In 1789, he failed to be elected as the state general.
Connections with Other Scientists: Wrote a paper with de Morveau, Bertholet, and de Fourcroy. called M├ęthode de Nomenclature chimque (System of chemical Nomenclature)
Associations and Awards: N/A
Society Reaction: Accused of selling watered down tobacco, respected for scientific work, and respected as a star student
Death: Lavoisier was captured, with 27 others, during the The Reign of Terror in the French revolution. He was tried in May 8, 1794 and sentenced to death. He was 51. Antoine Lavoisier
Born on: August 26, 1743 into a rich Paris family
Education: Mazarin for a science education, he was a model student, received many awards, and also studied law ending up with a bachelors and license to practice in 1764
Career: Developed an experimentally based theory of the chemical reactivity of oxygen, leading financier and public administrator before the French Revolution. He was unfortunately executed with other financiers, during the revolutionary terror.
Government Career: He got a position as tax collector in the Ferme Generale, a private tax-collection company. When he was 26, he attempted to introduce reforms in the French monetary and taxation system. In 1789, he failed to be elected as the state general....

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