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Subject: How did the element Oxygen get its name?

Date: Tue Jun 23 22:47:29 1998
Posted by Kylie SHort
Grade level: 10-12
School: De La Salle Cronulla
City: Sydney State/Province: NSW
Country: Australia
Area of science: Science History
ID: 898660049.Sh

We know who discovered it and that it was discovered in 1774, but we 
can't find out anywhere how it recieved its name.  


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