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Secondary II • 1yr.

What does the phrase "nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything is transformed" mean ?

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    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Thanks for your question!

    This famous phrase from Antoine Lavoisier, an eighteenth century French chemist, explains the fact that matter can neither be created nor destroyed, but only transformed.

    For example, you can boil, condense, and solidify water, just as you can react it to form hydrogen and oxygen, but you can never destroy it, or create more water.

    The formal name for this statement is the Law of Conservation of Matter.

    Do not hesitate if you have other questions!

    Éveline 😊