Dmitri Mendeleev

By Harry Munro-Clark

Who is Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor most famous for his creation of the periodic table of elements. The element mendelevium was named after him and he described it as his greatest honour ( It was named after him while he was still alive). The periodic table of elements is arranged in a truly ingenious way. It is ordered in comparasion to atomic weight, and then grouped them into rows and columns based on their chemical and physical properties

Periodic table today

Today, the periodic table organizes 112 named elements and acknowledges several more unnamed ones. It has become one of the most useful tools in chemistry, not only for students, but for working chemists as well. It classifies the elements according to their atomic number, tells us about the nuclear composition of any given element, describes how electrons are arranged around a given element and allows us to predict how one element will react with another
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