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Phlogiston supporters responded that phlogiston had negative weight, or buoyancy. This annoyed Lavoisier, who thought a much more logical explanation was that something had been added to the metals. He felt that supporters of the phlogiston theory subjectively rearranged their experiments in an attempt to prove what they already believed rather than objectively gathering facts to form a theory. In 1772, Lavoisier started burning different metals, as had others before him. He always meticulously weighed the metals before and after burning.

Other discoveries were published in his six-volume series titled Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air and Other Branches of Natural Philosophy, published during the period 1774–86. Because of his advancements in the field of pneumatic chemistry, Priestley was elected to the French Academy of Sciences. Joseph Priestley 9 The Discovery of Oxygen Once again, the financial strain of supporting his family lured Priestley into new employment. In 1773, William Fitzmaurice Petty, the second earl of Shelburne, hired him as his librarian, literary companion, and supervisor of his sons’ education.

He also described the law of conservation of mass and suggested that matter could exist in one of three states: solid, liquid, or gas. Temperature was the deciding factor for the state in which the substance existed. He said that because gases could exist as liquids or even solids, their presence and quantity must be taken into account in chemical reactions. Lastly, he described chemical research methods and apparatuses. Research on Respiration In 1777, Lavoisier had initiated experiments on the various states of matter in collaboration with French astronomer and mathematician Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749–1827).

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