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Problem: What observations did Antoine Lavoisier make?a. He noticed that all matter was composed of small, indestructible particles.b. He noticed that there was no change in the composition of material after combustion.c. He noticed that there was no change in the total mass of material within the container during combustion.d. He noticed that all elements could be arranged by mass and created the table of mass of elements, which was later transformed into periodic table.

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Antoine Lavoisier →  a French chemist who studied combustion (burning), made careful measurements of the mass of objects before and after burning them in closed containers.


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What observations did Antoine Lavoisier make?

a. He noticed that all matter was composed of small, indestructible particles.

b. He noticed that there was no change in the composition of material after combustion.

c. He noticed that there was no change in the total mass of material within the container during combustion.

d. He noticed that all elements could be arranged by mass and created the table of mass of elements, which was later transformed into periodic table.

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