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The lost elements : the Periodic Table's shadow side

Author: Marco Fontani; Mariagrazia Costa; Mary Virginia Orna
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Periodic Table of Elements hasn't always looked like it does now, a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists were of the belief that the elements should be sorted by atomic weight. However, the weights of many elements were calculated incorrectly, and over time it became clear that not only did the elements need rearranging, but that the periodic table contained  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Fontani; Mariagrazia Costa; Mary Virginia Orna
ISBN: 9780199383344 0199383340
OCLC Number: 873238266
Description: xxxvii, 531 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Before 1789: early errors and early elements --
pt. 2. 1789-1869: from Lavoisier to Mendeleev : the first errors at the dawn of the concept of the chemical element --
pt. 3. 1869-1913: from the periodic table to Moseley's law : rips and tears in Mendeleev's net --
pt. 4. 1914-1939 : from nuclear classification to the first accelerators : chemists' paradise lost ... (and physicists' paradise regained) --
pt. 5. 1939-present : beyond uranium, to the stars --
pt. 6. No place for them in the Periodic Table : bizarre elements --
pt. 7. Modern alchemy : the dream to transmute the elements has always been with us.
Other Titles: Periodic table's shadow side
Responsibility: Marco Fontani, Mariagrazia Costa, and Mary Virginia Orna.

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The story of the false entries, good-faith errors, retractions, and mistakes that occurred during the formation of the Periodic Table of Elements as we know it.  Read more...

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The Lost Elements: The Periodic Tables Shadow Side is a book to be savored, read and reread, because it reveals the real history of chemistry in the form of adventure stories. * Jeffrey Kovac, Read more...

 
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