Conservation of mass


Conservation of mass

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Antoine Lavoisier stoichiometry

Conservation of mass


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Lavoisier was not first to assume that mass is conserved in chemical reactions, but he established the general practice. Elements combine in measurable, whole-number proportions; for example, in water, there are two hydrogen for each oxygen.

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