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5. The Russian geniusMendeleev

5. The Russian genius: Mendeleev  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191878329
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198842323
‘The Russian genius: Mendeleev’ covers the life and work of Dmitri Mendeleev, who not only discovered the periodic system, but also recognized that it pointed to the periodic law. Mendeleev ... More
8. Quantum mechanics

8. Quantum mechanics  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191878329
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0008
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9780198842323
‘Quantum mechanics’ shows how Bohr’s quantum theory was a stepping stone for the development of quantum mechanics. Bohr’s quantum theory worked well in single electron systems, but not in ... More
4. The eightfold path: organizing the elements

4. The eightfold path: organizing the elements  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Apr 2014
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9780191776298
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0004
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9780192840998
‘The eightfold path: organizing the elements’ explains the history and rationale of the Periodic Table. Atomic theory was not fully accepted until Jean Perrin proved the existence of atoms ... More
The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

The Elements: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Ball

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.001.0001
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book
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9780192840998
The Elements: A Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances ... More
2. A quick overview of the modern periodic table

2. A quick overview of the modern periodic table  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191878329
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198842323
‘A quick overview of the modern periodic table’ explains the arrangement of elements in the periodic table, and introduces the concept of periodic law. Elements were originally ordered by ... More

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