Antoine Lavoiser gave the law of conservation of mass.
Law of conservation of mass
The law of conservation of mass states that the mass in an isolated system can neither be created nor be destroyed but can be transformed from one form to another.
Examples of law of conservation of mass
- Burning of wood is a conservation of mass as the burning of wood involves Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, water vapor and ashes.
- To get one molecule of H2O with the molecular weight of 10, Hydrogen with molecular weight 2 is added with oxygen whose molecular weight is 8, thereby conserving the mass.