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The History of the Atomic Model

Antoine Lavoisier
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Father of Modern Chemistry

Antoine Lavoisier proved the law of conservation of mass around the year 1789.  The law of conservation of mass states that:
Mass cannot be created or destroyed
The mass of the reactants must equal the mass of the products
He also proved that oxygen and hydrogen when combined form water.
His charecter was later reduced after he tried to take credit for Pristleys experiment.