Antoine Lavoisier

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French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry

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Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) begun his research in 1772, based in clear, quantitative and reproducible experimental measurements.
Beginning students are often confronted with contradictory tidbits of information about the French Revolution's impact on science: the same revolutionaries who promoted the metric system and founded the Ecole Polytechnique also executed the chemist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and drove the mathematician Condorcet to suicide.
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Claude Bernard, Hans Krebs, Matthew Meselson, Franklin Stahl, and Seymour Benzer are Holmes' subjects.
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier effected a revolution in chemistry analogous to Newton's in physics or Darwin's in biology.
Not until the 18th century, when French chemist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier discovered measuring energy obtained from foods in the form of heat generated, was the calorie defined.
For his work establishing the importance of quantitative measurement, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier is remembered as the father of modern chemistry.