What Happened To Carl Scheele?

January 9, 2021
Mr Scientific
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What Happened To Carl Scheele?

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Carl Scheele was born on 9 December 1742 he was a German and Swedish pharmaceutical chemist but not too many people know about his discoveries. Scheele discovered many chemical elements, such as Tungsten, Manganese, Chloride & Molybdenum but his most famous discovery is Oxygen & Hydrogen. Scheele also discovered many organic acids such as Tartaric, Oxalic, Uric, Lactic, and Citric. As well as Hydrofluoric, Hydrocyanic, and Arsenic.

Scheele had a bad habit of using all his senses at work including the sense of Taste and Smell. He used to taste the chemicals he discovered at that time no one knew about chemical toxicity. He even survived the taste-test of hydrogen cyanide but the exposure to Mercury, Lead, Fluoric acid & other toxins, Scheele developed heavy chemical poisoning. He died at...

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