Was Antoine Lavoisier correct about nothing lost ?

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    Was Antoine Lavoisier correct about nothing lost and nothing gained in his experimental results ?

    Thanks in advance .
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes.

    He might have been the first to realize that the initial products and the final products of a chemical reaction (notably, combustion) weigh the same.

    "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed."

    That was pretty bold for the 18th century.
     
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    Thank you again respectfully , you are very knowledgeable .

    I believe he was the first to discover this , I just wasn't sure how true it was or if anyone had discovered something different than these findings . For a 18th century chemist , he was pretty impressive and ahead of his time .

    I also heard he did a drinking milk experiment without eating food , I imagine that started to make him begin to feel sick , is this true ?

    Thanks in advance .
     
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