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Hennig Brand and the Discovery of Phosphorus

April 29, 201934 min
Spoiler alert: Hennig Brand discovered phosphorous by boiling pee. And phosphorous is the first element whose discoverer we can name. But he was really trying to do something else: He thought the secret to the philosopher’s stone might be found in urine.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers