karl wilhelm scheele


Karl Wilhelm [kahrl vil-helm] , 1742–86, Swedish chemist.
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Scheele (Swedish ˈʃeːlə)
Karl Wilhelm (kɑːrl ˈvilhɛlm). 1742--86, Swedish chemist. He discovered oxygen, independently of Priestley, and many other substances

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Scheele   (shā'lə)  Pronunciation Key 
Swedish chemist who discovered a number of compounds and elements. He discovered oxygen around 1771, but because the results of his experiments were not published until 1777, Joseph Priestley is usually credited with the discovery. Scheele made extensive investigations of plant and animal materials, and his work was fundamental to the development of organic chemistry.
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karl wilhelm scheele

German Swedish chemist who independently discovered oxygen, chlorine, and manganese.

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