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Under the new rational system, compounds were named according to their component elements; for example, the compound nitric oxide contained the elements nitrogen and oxygen. In 1789, Lavoisier founded the journal Annales de Chimie, which is still published today. Subscribers to this journal consisted of Lavoisier’s devotees and young chemists anxious to adopt the new chemistry. That same year, he also published the book for which he is most famous, An Elementary Treatise of Chemistry, in which he expounded the new system for chemical nomenclature and summarized all of his major discoveries including the oxygen theory of combustion.

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. Lord Shelburne promised him not only a generous salary but also a wellequipped laboratory and an extra stipend to purchase chemicals and supplies for experiments.

U*X*L, 1996. Alphabetically arranged introductions to the contributions of scientists from a variety of fields. Intended for middle school students. 3 John Dalton (1766–1844) John Dalton formulated the chemical atomic theory. ) The Chemical Atomic Theory The Greek philosopher Democritus was the first to use the word atom, meaning “indivisible,” to describe the smallest unit of matter. Today an atom is defined as the smallest component of an element that retains the chemical properties of that element.

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