Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 1 - Exercises - Page 36: 5


Lavoisier summarized his observations on the combustion with the law of conservation of mass.

Work Step by Step

He observed that there is no change in the total mass of material within the container during a combustion; he formulated the law that in a chemical reaction, matter is neither created not destroyed.
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