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What element did Joseph Priestley discover in 1774?

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manicpuzzler

LOL :)) :))

Apologies for not responding sooner, loads to do in the garden, and more over the coming weekend.

hippo

Oh pardon me, I am being dense. Before the discovery of dephlogisticated air we obviously used to breathe phlogisticated air! Boy, do I feel a fool. Sorry to have bothered you...

hippo

So what did people breathe before Joseph Priestley discovered Oxygen? We are so lucky today!!

manicpuzzler

LOL indeed Julie, beggars belief :))

Mariposamia

Here we/they were, using it all the time and didn't even know it (smile!).

Stillmanic

And the answer is................Oxygen

Oxygen is the chemical element with the symbol O and atomic number 8. It is a member of the chalcogen group on the periodic table, a highly reactive nonmetal, and an oxidizing agent that readily forms oxides with most elements as well as with other compounds. By mass, oxygen is the third-most abundant element in the universe, after hydrogen and helium. At standard temperature and pressure, two atoms of the element bind to form dioxygen, a colourless and odourless diatomic gas with the formula O2. Diatomic oxygen gas constitutes 20.8% of the Earth's atmosphere. As compounds including oxides, the element makes up almost half of the Earth's crust.
Dioxygen is used in cellular respiration and many major classes of organic molecules in living organisms contain oxygen, such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and fats, as do the major constituent inorganic compounds of animal shells, teeth, and bone. Most of the mass of living organisms is oxygen as a component of water, the major constituent of life forms. Oxygen is continuously replenished in Earth's atmosphere by photosynthesis, which uses the energy of sunlight to produce oxygen from water and carbon dioxide. Oxygen is too chemically reactive to remain a free element in air without being continuously replenished by the photosynthetic action of living organisms. Another form (allotrope) of oxygen, ozone (O3), strongly absorbs ultraviolet UVB radiation and the high-altitude ozone layer helps protect the biosphere from ultraviolet radiation. However, ozone present at the surface is a byproduct of smog and thus a pollutant.
Oxygen was isolated by Michael Sendivogius before 1604, but it is commonly believed that the element was discovered independently by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, in Uppsala, in 1773 or earlier, and Joseph Priestley in Wiltshire, in 1774. Priority is often given for Priestley because his work was published first. Priestley, however, called oxygen "dephlogisticated air", and did not recognize it as a chemical element. The name oxygen was coined in 1777 by Antoine Lavoisier, who first recognized oxygen as a chemical element and correctly characterized the role it plays in combustion.
Common uses of oxygen include production of steel, plastics and textiles, brazing, welding and cutting of steels and other metals, rocket propellant, oxygen therapy, and life support systems in aircraft, submarines, spaceflight and diving.

manicpuzzler

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PutterDutt

Ah! Thanks, Heidi! :o)

Surreal_Heidi

NOBODY BUT ELLEN READ THIS!!



(((Psssst Ellen. 1/3 of water.)))

Juba1010

Mirthonium?

PutterDutt

Psssst, Heidi. What's the answer?? :o)

Surreal_Heidi

Looked him up. I should have guessed this from the date.

Max_Tooney

(If you were an 'Earth Scientist', this would be the equivalent of being the discover of dirt.)

Max_Tooney

Got it. Thank you, chemistry classes.

Surreal_Heidi

I rarely can get the chemistry questions. This is no exception. I don't know.

So that's 3 correct for me today, and 1 I haven't a clue about.

ringleader

You lose me when you have science questions. lol Thanks Bonnie.

manicpuzzler

There’s a plane going down over the desert with only 3 parachutes on board. There are four people onboard, the smartest man in the world, the best doctor in the world, an old priest, and a young nerd. The doctor says, “People need me for my medical skills.” grabs the first parachute pack, and jumps. The smartest man in the world says, “People need me for my intelligence.” grabs a pack, and jumps. The old priest says, “I have lived a long and happy life. You take the last chute.” The nerd says, “Don’t worry. There are enough chutes for the both of us. The smartest man in the world just grabbed my backpack.”