The Law of Triads

Matthew Hartson Alvaro Rojas

What did scientists call groups of 3 similar elements?

Law of Triads

What seemed significant about the average atomic masses of similar elements in a triad?

The average mass of the elements was always very close to the middle element.

What did the Law of Triads imply?

These elements were related at the atomic level.

What did scientists start to try and do once they realized there might be an order to elements?

They started to look for patterns within the elements.