Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 October 2006

368 Pages | 57 halftone & 17 line illus.

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

ISBN: 9780195305739

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The Periodic Table

Its Story and Its Significance

Eric R. Scerri

A comprehensive survey of the periodic table of the elements including the work of precursors, and the discovery of the periodic system by six independent scientists. Other chapters are devoted to Mendeleev, the impact of modern physics including Bohr's quantum theoretical approach. The extent to which modern quantum mechanics is able to explain the periodic system is carefully examined.