Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish chemist, c 1770-1786.

 
Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish chemist, c 1770-1786.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786) discovered the chemical elements of chlorine and oxygen and many of the chemical compounds. In 1777 Scheele demonstrated that the atmosphere consists of two main gases, one supporting combustion and the other preventing it.

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