Tellurium: historical information

  • Discoveror: Franz Joseph Muller von Reichstein
  • Place of discovery: Romania
  • Date of discovery: 1783
  • Origin of name : from the Latin word "tellus" meaning "earth".

Tellurium was discovered in gold ores by Franz Joseph Mδller von Reichenstein, the chief inspector of mines in Trannsylvania in 1782. However tellurium was named by M. Klaproth, who isolated it in 1798, after he continued Mδller von Reichenstein's work.

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