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The periodic table : its story and its significance

Author: Eric R Scerri
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Offers a comprehensive overview of the periodic table, exploring the importance of both the periodic table and the elements themselves as well as how the elements have been interpreted by chemists and philosophers throughout history.
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Genre/Form: History
Tables
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Scerri
ISBN: 9780195305739 0195305736
OCLC Number: 62766695
Description: xxii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The periodic system: An overview --
Quantitative relationships among the elements and the origins of the periodic table --
Discoverers of the periodic system --
Mendeleev --
Prediction and accommodation: The acceptance of Mendeleev's periodic system --
The nucleus and the periodic table: Radioactivity, atomic number, and isotopy --
The electron and chemical periodicity --
Electronic explanations of the periodic system developed by chemists --
Quantum mechanics and the periodic table --
Astrophysics, nucleosynthesis, and more chemistry.
Responsibility: Eric R. Scerri.
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The periodic table is one of the most potent icons in science. This work offers an overview of the importance of the periodic table and of the elements. It examines the manner in which the term  Read more...

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