Asked in Chemistry
What is the major contribution ofJoseph priestly in the field of chemistry?
Joseph Priestly is credited with the discovery of oxygen.
When was oxygen discovered?
Oxygen was discovered in 1772 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, but he did not publish his discovery until after Joseph Priestly had published his independent discovery of oxygen in 1775. As a result, Priestly is usually credited with the discovery. ...
Asked in Antoine Lavoisier
Why did the work of Antoine Lavoisier and Joseph Priestly change people's ideas about burning?
Priestly discovered Oxygen which a major element in combustion or burning
Asked in Chemistry, Elements and Compounds
How did Joseph Priestly contribute to the atomic theory?
He discovered oxygen. I think?
What did Priestly use to make oxygen?
== == Priestly used a 12-inch-wide glass "burning lens", he focused sunlight on a lump of reddish mercuric oxide in an inverted glass container. The gas emitted, he found, was "five or six times as good as common air." His experiment had in fact produced Oxygen ...
Asked in Elements and Compounds
Who found oxygen?
Oxygen was discovered for the first time by a Swedish Chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, in 1772. However English chemist Joseph Priestly discovered it independently in 1774. Since Priestly published his findings in 1775 and Scheele's findings were not published until 1777, Priestly is usually credited with the discovery. ...
How did Priestly test oxygen to show that it was different from air?
(the person who said this is strange)
Asked in History of Science
Which scientist is credited for discovering oxygen?
Oxygen was discovered in 1774 by Joseph Priestly and Karl Scheele independently of each other. ...
Asked in Biology, Biochemistry, Photosynthesis
What did Joseph priestly find out about Photosynthesis?
He found out that plants release the oxygen we need for respiration.
Asked in Chemistry
Who was credited for the discovery of oxygen?
Oxygen was discovered for the first time by a Swedish Chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, in 1772. Joseph Priestly, an English chemist, independently discovered oxygen in 1774 and published his findings the same year, three years before Scheele published his. Antoine Lavoisier, a French chemist, also discovered oxygen in 1775, was the first to recognize it as an element, and coined its name "oxygen" - which comes from a Greek word that means "acid-former". There is a historic dispute about who discovered oxygen. Most credit Priestly...