Friday, January 17, 2014

Fact of the Day: Oxygen Discoverer

While Joseph Priestley had many scientific achievements, his greatest (though an honor he shares with Carl Wilhelm Scheele) would probably be the discovery of oxygen. He was even able to isolate it from other elements in the air. 

21 comments:

Kristof Radke said...

I learn every day :D

Ramakrishnan said...

Thanks for reminding about this wonderful discovery more than 200 years ago !

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant man.

Dana said...

Great mind!

Pilar Domínguez said...

In which century did this happen? Very interesting, Adam. Kisses;)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A great discovery!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's so neat learning about some of the brilliant minds in history.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I believe he was a Unitarian, as well.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That's a pretty important discovery!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Pat Hatt said...

Glad it was found and is still around

Lucy said...

Happy friday Adam! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

A. said...

good job! :)

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Christine said...

neat and important one!

stephen Hayes said...

I had an Uncle who could isolate oxygen from the air, usually after a heavy Thanksgiving dinner.

Anna-Alina said...

Great!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I am wondering how they could breath before him....ah ah ah!!!
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Caro * said...

I learn one thing more today ! Thank you Adam ! :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Very interesting and important discovery!

Fundy Blue said...

Those early scientists were amazing ~ they had so little to work with, yet made fundamental discoveries!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So interesting.. Thanks for sharing.. Cheers!!!

Kay said...

Isn't it amazing that they could make these discoveries without modern day instruments?