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The Chemistry Book is a wiki written for high school students located in California or students using the textbook entitled World of Chemistry by Zumdahl, Zumdahl, and DeCoste. All materials were developed to correlate with the Chemistry Content Standards for California.


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Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743-1794) is considered to be one of the father's of modern chemistry. He established the law of conservation of mass and invented the system of chemical nomenclature. <ref>Weisstein, Eric. (1996). Lavoisier, Antoine. Retrieved on 4 February, 2009 from,http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Lavoisier.html</ref> Antoine Lavoisier suggested many concepts regarding the chemical elements, explained the role of oxygen in combustion, helped develop the metric system, and invented Plaster of Paris.<ref> Jaffe, Bernard. New World of Chemistry. Retrieved on 4 February, 2009 from http://www.archive.org/stream/newworldofchemis030108mbp/newworldofchemis030108mbp_djvu.txt</ref>

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Main article: Scientific Method

Chemical research follows an approach to study known as the scientific method, however, "intuition and imagination play an important part in the scientific method." <ref>Pauling, L. (1988). General Chemistry, (3rd ed.). Dover.</ref>
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Sulfur is a chemical element with symbol S and atomic number 16.Sulfur is a bright yellow crystalline solid when at room temperature.Sulfur is chemically characterized as a multivalent non-metallic substance.It is classified as an essential element for life and occurs in two different amino acids,cysteine and methionine.
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