What did the name of the element oxygen come from?
aquelix is the greek word for oxygen.
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Who discovered oxygen and what is the reason for its name?
- Oxygen was discovered bi Carl Wlilhem Scheele in 1771. - The name was coined by Lavoisier and the meaning is which form acid in the Greek language. ...
What does oxygen mean?
The word "oxygen" was derived from two Greek words that mean 'acid' and 'producer' because it was originally thought that all acids contained oxygen. That turned out not to be the case, but the name stuck. ...