Ap Chemistry: Antoine Lavoisier's Life

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Hannah Johansen 9/28/15 CP Chemistry Antoine Lavoisier Born on August 26th 1743, Antoine Lavoisier [la-vwa-zyey] was born into a wealthy family. He lost his mother at the tender age of five and inherited a fortune large enough to sustain him through all of his childhood and into early adulthood. Antoine’s father, Jean-Antoine Lavoisier, was a well renowned lawyer in the parliament. He began attending school at the age of eleven. However his scientific ingenuity was not peaked until his last two years, in which he became enraptured with chemistry, botany, and mathematics. Lavoisier went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in law at the age of twenty under the influence of his father, who believed science would only be a hobby for Antoine, yet
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