Putting the periodic table in a most civilizing context
For many people, mere mention of the periodic table of elements ... of what the book does not touch upon than what it does. To name just a few subjects, Aldersey-Williams peers into the life of Dmitri Mendeleev, whose periodic table stands as one of ...
The Evolution of the Periodic System
Döbereiner singled out triads of the elements lithium, sodium ... to stand apart from the other elements, rarely interacting with them to form compounds. As a result, some chemists suggested that the noble gases did not even belong in the periodic table.
The Periodic Table Expands Once Again
In the periodic table, the number of an element refers to the number of protons in the nucleus of an individual atom. Leading the list is hydrogen (H) with one. Sodium (Na ... Dr. Moody said he does not talk about his work at parties “because people ...
Why we love the Periodic Table
Whisper it, but the periodic table does not exist even in the way that the Tube map exists ... while neon signs lured us with their curious mix of freedom and sleaze. We worry about sodium (Na) in our food, and perhaps remember it exploding in water ...
Fun And Intrigue With The Periodic Table
RAZ: He made a fortune by consulting the periodic table. How did he do it? Mr. KEAN: Parker had an idea for a pen ... a widespread disease they ended up calling itai-itai disease, which stands for ouch-ouch disease. 'Cause they didn't know what caused ...