Karl Wilhelm Scheele


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Noun1.Karl Wilhelm Scheele - Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)Karl Wilhelm Scheele - Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
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It was championed by a diverse and visionary group of individuals including Joseph Priestly, Henry Cavendish, Humphry Davy, and John Dalton of England, Karl Wilhelm Scheele and Jons Jakob Berzelius of Sweden, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and Jacques Charles of France, Robert Boyle of Ireland, Benjamin Thompson of the U.S., Friedrich Wohler, Robert Bunsen, and Eduard Buchner of Germany, Lorenzo Avogadro of Italy, and Dmitri Mendeleev of Russia.
Way back in 1771, the Swedish chemist Karl Wilhelm Scheele was investigating the properties of a mineral known as fluorspar (calcium fluoride).