Karl Scheele

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Related to Carl Wilhelm Scheele: Isaac Newton, Antoine Lavoisier, Sir Humphry Davy
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Noun1.Karl Scheele - Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)Karl Scheele - Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
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It was first isolated in 1780 by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Lactic acid is already present in human cells, which makes it a safer peeling agent.
The 18th century chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele had a habit of tasting chemical compounds as part of his analyses, a behavior that may have led to heavy metal poisoning, contributing to his death at age 44.
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