History of Elements

  • Ancient Greeks

    Ancient Greeks
    Ancient Greeks believed there are 4 elements: earth, air, fire, and water.
  • Hennig Brand

    Phosphorus was first made by Hennig Brandt in Hamburg in Germany in 1669. When he evaporated urine and heated the residue until it was red hot.
  • Priestly

    Discovered 9 new gases 2 of them being oxygen and carbon dioxide. He also mixed it with water to make carbonated soda water.
  • Lavoisier

    Assisted with the discovery and the role of oxygen in combustion and respiration, proved the law of conservation, reformed the chemical nomenclature, and named hydrogen.
  • Davy

    Davy discovers sodium and potassium
  • Humphry davy

    Humphry davy
    Created the davy lamp which protected explosions during experiments and discovered laughing gas.