The Mystery of Matter

Carl Wilhelm Scheele | Discovering Fire Air

Clip | 1m 30s

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.

Aired: 08/19/15

Rating: TV-G

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