- Karl Wil·helm [kahrl vil-helm] /kɑrl ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1742–86, Swedish chemist.
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Scheele discovered this metal in the ashes of burnt vegetables.
An elementary body discovered by Scheele and Priestly in 1774.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
An elementary substance discovered by Scheele in 1774, and at first supposed to be a compound body.
The original process of Scheele does not yield an acid of uniform strength, and is probably never followed.
Hydrocyanic acid was discovered by Scheele; but its nature and chemical properties were first investigated by Gay-Lussac.
- Karl Wilhelm (kɑːrl ˈvilhɛlm). 1742–86, Swedish chemist. He discovered oxygen, independently of Priestley, and many other substances
- 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.