Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 1 - Sections 1.1-1.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 5


"In a chemical reaction, matter is neither created or destroyed." This became the law of conservation of mass.

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Lavoisier developed the law of conservation of mass via combustion experiments. He documented that there is no change in the total mass of material within the container during a combustion reaction, leading him to believe that the matter itself was permanent somehow and merely changing in form.
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