Henrik Teofilus Scheffer

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Henrik Teofilus Scheffer (December 28, 1710 in Stockholm – August 10, 1759 in Stockholm) was a Swedish chemist.[1] He is notable for his 1752 survey of platinum, which at that time was just recognized to be an unknown precious metal. His Chemical Lectures[2] (published by Torbern Bergman 1775, third edition 1796) was an essential chemistry study in Sweden.


  1. ^ Scheffer. Entry in Nordisk familjebok, Edition 2:a, 1916 (reproduction of the page in Swedish).
  2. ^ Henrik Teofilus Scheffer, Torbern Bergman,"Chemical lectures of H.T. Scheffer". Translation of: Chemiske föreläsningar, rörande salter, jordarter, vatten, fetmor, metaller och färgning. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992.