Science Tuition on Carl Wilhelm Scheele

21 Sep Science Tuition on Carl Wilhelm Scheele

Hello and welcome back to your Science Tuition. For all our chemistry lovers out there, we hope you are enjoying our fact lessons on chemists.

In this Science Tuition lesson, today we are about to learn more about Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

Carl, born on 9th of December 1742, was a Swedish Pomeranian and German pharmaceutical chemist. He is well known in the chemistry world for the discovery of absorption of gases by charcoal. He also discovered various chemical elements and compounds like manganese, chlorine, tartaric acid, glycerin, molybdenum, barium, and lactic acid. But this is not how he is remembered today; his name is much talked about while discussing oxygen. Apparently, the publication of his work was delayed by two years, and in that duration, John Priestley got the recognition for the discovery of oxygen. But the fact is, Carl had already discovered the element two years before that. Well, that is a mind-blowing fact, right?

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