Friday, October 30, 2015

Fire Dept. Fun Facts #10

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1775-1777 - French Chemist Antoine Lavoisier coined the term "oxygen" and investigated the properties of the element.
1783 - Lavoisier discovered that fire results from a chemical process, oxidation, which occurs when a substance is combined with oxygen.  From this came the understanding that fire requires three things: fuel, heat and oxygen.