Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 November 2019

504 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190914363

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The Periodic Table

Its Story and Its Significance

Second Edition

Eric Scerri

  • Offers a history of the elements and the creation of the periodic table
  • Provides readers with a comprehensive approach to the synthesis of artificial or superheavy elements and whether or not an optimal periodic system exists
  • Traces the evolution and development of the periodic table, from Mendeleev's 1869 first published table and onto the modern understanding provided by physics

New to this Edition:

  • Features additional chapters on topics spanning the last seven infra-uranium elements, synthetic elements, and alternative forms of the periodic table
  • Updated chapters on the extent to which quantum mechanics explains the periodic table

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