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Chemical Heritage Fdn.
Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance
Eric R. Scerri
The Periodic Table (PT) is one of the most potent icons in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of the field. This book evaluates the extent to which modern physics has explained the periodic system. Contents: The Periodic System: An Overview; Quantitative Relationships Among the Elements and the Origins of the PT; Discoverers of the Periodic System; Mendeleev; Prediction and Accommodation: The Acceptance of Mendeleevís Periodic System; The Nucleus and the PT: Radioactivity, Atomic Number, and Isotopy; The Electron and Chemical Periodicity; Electronic Explanations of the Periodic System Developed by Chemists; Quantum Mechanics and the PT; Astrophysics, Nucleosynthesis.
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