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Brian Turner 84.101 Professor Lamprey The Phlogiston Theory The French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) demonstrated that the gain of weight when a metal turned to a calx was just equal to the loss of weight of the air in the vessel. Lavoisier also showed that part of the air (oxygen) was indispensable to combustion, and that no material would burn in the absence of oxygen. (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License “Phlogiston Theory.” Enwikipedia.org 3 February 2011. Tuesday 8 February 2011.)). This theory would mark the beginning of would be know as “modern chemistry”. However, before all of that there was a theory that all things burned released a chemical called phlogiston. . This was a theory that was renamed by a German chemist Georg Ernst Stahl. In 1667 Johann Joachim Becher published his Physical Education, which was the first mention of what would become the phlogiston theory.(en.wikipedia.org) Originally there were four classic elements fire, air, water, and earth. Becher took two the elements
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course CHM 101 taught by Professor Ruths during the Spring '08 term at UMass Lowell.

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