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Karl Wil·helm [kahrl vil-helm], /kɑrl ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1742–86, Swedish chemist.
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How to use Scheele in a sentence
His glory, however bright, has not rendered Europe blind to the merits of Scheele and Bergman.Decline of Science in England|Charles Babbage
But—how unfortunate it was—Mrs. Scheele was extremely sorry—they had just engaged another nurse!
She directed her wrathful steps straight to Scheele, the magistrate's house: they had four children, and were looking for a nurse.
A non-metallic element first discovered in 1774 by Scheele, and the subject of much research to succeeding chemists.Michael Faraday|Walter Jerrold
The Swedish investigator Scheele had, however, discovered this same constituent of the air before 1773.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
British Dictionary definitions for 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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Scientific definitions for Scheele
Karl Wilhelm 1742-1786
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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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