Fluoride

Fluoride was first discovered in 1771 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele. It is the 13th most common mineral found in the earth’s crust and is considered the most reactive of all minerals. It was not isolated until 15 years later by chemist Henri Moissan. Moissan received the nobel prize in chemistry for his work with fluoride but died shortly thereafter – from fluoride poisoning.

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