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Elements of Chemistry

Lavoisier employed the new nomenclature in his Traité élémentaire de chimie (Elementary Treatise on Chemistry), published in 1789. This work represents the synthesis of Lavoisier's contribution to chemistry and can be considered the first modern textbook on the subject. The core of the work was the oxygen theory, and the work became a most effective vehicle for the transmission of the new doctrines. It presented a unified view of new theories of chemistry, contained a clear statement of the law of conservation of mass, and denied the existence of phlogiston. This text clarified the concept of an element as a substance that could not be broken down by any known method of chemical analysis, and presented Lavoisier's theory of the formation of chemical compounds from elements. It remains a classic in the history of science. While many leading chemists of the time refused to accept Lavoisier's new ideas, demand for Traité élémentaire as a textbook in Edinburgh was sufficient to merit translation into English within about a year of its French publication. In any event, the Traité élémentaire was sufficiently sound to convince the next generation. (from wikipedia.org)

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Elements of Chemistry
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Elements of Chemistry
By Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1743-1794; translated by Robert Kerr, 1755-1813. Topics: Chemistry. Publisher: New-York : Printed for Evert Duyckinck ..., and James and Thomas Ronalds. Book Contributor: U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Elements of Chemistry
By Antoine Lavoisier, 1743-1794; translated by Robert Kerr, 1755-1813. Publisher: Edinburgh : Printed for William Creech, and sold in London by G.G. and J.J. Robinsons. Book Contributor: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives Service.