Who is the Father of Chemistry?
The Father of Chemistry is Antoine Lavoisier.
There are many people who are considered to be the father of chemistry. Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Al Azdi was one of them. He was mainly known as “Geber”who applied the scientific method to the study of alchemy around 800 AD. However, Antoine Lavoisier is widely known as the “Father of Modern Chemistry”.
Antoine Lavoisier was born a French nobleman, on 26th August 1743 in Paris, France. He had expertise in the field of biology and chemistry. He died at the age of 50. By profession, he was chemist central to the 18th Century Chemical Revolution and a large influence on both the histories of chemistry and biology.
Lavoisier wrote the book Elements of Chemistry in 1787. He assembled the first complete list of elements; revealed and named oxygen and hydrogen; facilitated the build up of the metric system; facilitated, revised and regulated chemical classification; and discovered that matter holds its mass even when it changes forms. This is the reason he is known as the “Father of Chemistry” or “Father of Modern Chemistry”.