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Who Discovered the Element Oxygen?

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The element oxygen was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in Uppsala in 1773 and Joseph Priestley in 1774 in Wiltshire. Joseph is given priority as he had his work published first. The name oxygen was the work of Antoine Lavoisier. Oxygen is produced commercially through distillation of liquefied air.
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The discovery of oxygen is credited to Joseph Priestly.
Oxygen was discovered 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. Antoine Lavoisier was the first to recognize it as an element in 1775, and named it 'oxygen'.
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