Re: How did the element Oxygen get its name?
Date: Tue Jul 21 21:38:59 1998
Posted By: Eric Maass, Operations Manager, semiconductors / communication products
Area of science: Science History
Oxygen got its name from "Principe Oxygene", which means acidifying
principle. "Oxy" is from Greek, and means sharp or acid; "gen" is also from
Greek, and means the origin of. So, oxygen means "the origin of acid".
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