Chemistry gradually grew into an independent science.
A.J. Lavoisier a world-renowned French chemist and father of modern
chemistry, developed the present-day theory of combustion. The Russian
scientist Dmitri Mendelyeev drew up a complete table of elements.
In the field of organic chemistry, Justus Von Liebig discovered
chloroform. Developments in Chemistry have helped us to create synthetic
materials, fertilizers, plastics and pesticides, as well as to refine
petroleum. Thanks to much research in the field, life-saving drugs
have been produced.