Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent


1743–1794 French chemist, economist and public servant, architect of the eighteenth‐century chemical revolution.

Keywords: elements; oxygen; antiphlogistic chemistry; chemical revolution; analysis; organic chemistry

Further Reading

Beretta M (1998) Lavoisier, la Rivoluzione Chimica. Milan: Le Scienze. I grandi della scienza, edn Italiano di Scientific American no. 3, March, pp. 103.

Donovan A (1988) Lavoisier and the origins of modern chemistry. In: Donovan A (ed.) The Chemical Revolution: Essays in Reinterpretation, Osiris, 2nd Series, vol. 4. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Donovan A (1994) Antoine Lavoisier: Science, Administration and Revolution. Oxford: Blackwells.

Guerlac H (1972) Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent. In: Gillispie CC (ed.), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 18 vols, 1970–1980, vol. 8, pp. 66–91. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Holmes FL (1985) Lavoisier and the Chemistry of Life. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Lavoisier AL (1789) Traité Élémentaire de Chimie, Robert Kerr (trans.). New York: Dover Publications.

Poirier J‐P (1996) Lavoisier: Chemist, Biologist, Economist. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Coley, Noel G(Apr 2001) Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002502]