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Periodic Table, The: Past, Present, And Future

By: Rayner-canham, Geoffrey (Memorial Univ Of Newfoundland, Canada)

981121848X / 9789811218484
Published 04/09/2020
312 pages
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

That fossilized chart on every classroom wall - isn't that The Periodic Table?

Isn't that what Mendeleev devised about a century ago? No and No. There are many ways of organizing the chemical elements, some of which are thought-provoking, and which reveal philosophical challenges.

Where does hydrogen 'belong'? Can an element occupy more than one location on the chart?

Which are the Group 3 elements? Is aluminum in the wrong place? Why is silver(I) like thallium(I)? Why is vanadium like molybdenum? Why does gold form an auride ion like a halide ion? Does an atom 'know' if it is a non-metal or metal? Which elements are the 'metalloids'? Which are the triels? So many questions! In this stimulating and innovative book, the Reader will be taken on a voyage from the past to the present to the future of the Periodic Table.

This book is unique. This book is readable. This book is thought-provoking. It is a multi-dimensional examination of patterns and trends among the chemical elements.

Every reader will discover something about the chemical elements which will provoke thought and a new appreciation as to how the elements relate together.


BGT Biography: science, technology & medicine

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