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THE MYSTERY OF MATTER

Carl Wilhelm Scheele | Discovering Fire Air

  • Aired: 08/19/2015
  • 01:30
  • Rating: TV-G
In this extra clip from the film, learn more about the discovery of oxygen. A Swedish apothecary named Carl Wilhelm Scheele was the first to discover the gas he called “fire air," though he didn’t publish his results until after Priestley and Lavoisier.
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In this bonus clip, hear about a Swedish apothecary's role in the discovery of oxygen.
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