Traité élémentaire de chimie (Elementary Treatise of Chemistry) is an influential textbook written by Antoine Lavoisier published in 1789 and translated into English by Robert Kerr in 1790. 
The book is considered to be the first modern chemical textbook. It contained a list of elements, or substances that could not be broken down further, which included oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, phosphorus, mercury, zinc, and sulfur. It also forms the basis for the modern list of elements. The list, however, also included light and caloric, which he believed to be material substances but are not elements.
See also 
The Sceptical Chymist of Robert Boyle
- ^ See Lavoisier, Antoine (1789), Traité Élémentaire de Chimie, présenté dans un ordre nouveau, et d'après des découvertes modernes (1 ed.), Paris: Cuchet, Libraire, retrieved 2012-04-15 via Gallica
- ^ See Lavoisier, Antoine (1790), Elements of Chemisrty in New Systematic Order, Containing All Modern Discoveries, Illustrated with 13 Copperplates, translated from the French by Robert Kerr (1 ed.), Edinburgh: William Creech, retrieved 2012-04-15
External links 
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