The Two Reactions of the Chemical Revolution

Chances are, you’re not like me: you cringe when someone says the word “chemistry.” Your memory of it vaguely harkens back to an undergrad class whose knowledge you flushed once you finished the final. That’s okay — my goal for this series is to change that paradigm, make it understandable to all, and provide some entertainment.

I covered the scientific contributions of Antoine Lavoisier (aka the Hugh Hefner of chemistry) previously in very general terms mostly because I wanted to highlight the cooler things about him as a person (he threw chemistry…