Elements and Compounds

Who discovered fluorine and when?

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10/24/2013

Although French physicist Ampère has suggested the existence of this new element in 1810 it wasn't until 1886 that French chemist Moissan was able to isolate it using specially designed equipment. He received the Nobel Prize as the discoverer. For more information you might wish to read the wikipedia article entitled 'History of Fluorine'.