The Chemical Works of Carl Wilhelm Scheele

  • Anders Lennartson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry book sub series (BRIESFHISTCHEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anders Lennartson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Anders Lennartson
    Pages 11-17
  4. Anders Lennartson
    Pages 19-103
  5. Anders Lennartson
    Pages 105-106
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 107-110

About this book


This brief draws on the first modern book about Carl Wilhelm Scheele which was published in Swedish in 2015. Following an introduction and bibliography of Scheele’s published works, the author analyses Scheele’s publications paragraph by paragraph, explaining the procedures and the results in modern terms, and summarising and elucidating Scheele’s conclusions. Up until now the original works by Scheele have only in part been translated into English, and to get a complete view of Scheele’s work, knowledge of both Swedish and German was required. This brief opens up the important work of Carl Wilhelm Scheele to an international audience of historians of chemistry, students of history of chemistry and interested chemists. 


Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Crell's Journals Erhardt's Journals Torbern Bergman Phlogiston Discovery of oxygen

Authors and affiliations

  • Anders Lennartson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Chemistry and Chem. EngineeringChalmers University of Technology Dept. of Chemistry and Chem. EngineeringGöteborgSweden

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