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“A classroom chart bearing an early version of the periodic table of elements has been discovered in a University of St. Andrews chemistry lab. Dating back to the 1880s, the chart is thought to be the world’s oldest.
The storage room of the chemistry department at the Scottish university hadn’t been properly cleaned since the facility opened in 1968, prompting a months-long effort to tidy up back in 2014, according to a news release issued today by the University of St. Andrews. Among all the clutter that had collected over the years was a stash of rolled-up teaching charts.
When chemist Alan Aitken unfurled one of these charts, he saw an old-fashioned version of the periodic table of the elements. At top was a title written in German: “Periodische Gesetzmässigkeit der Elemente nach Mendeleieff,” which translates to “Periodic Regularity of the Elements according to Mendeleev.” The table was extremely brittle and fragile, and some pieces crumbled in Aitken’s hands during this initial handling. The poor condition of the chart, along with its archaic table of elements, led to suggestions that it was very old.”
“The periodic table was first developed by Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, who revised the chart in 1871. The newly discovered chart is quite similar to the revised version”
From the video “The Periodic Table: Crash Course in Chemistry #4), 11 minutes, a very good, brief summary of Mendeleev’s development of the Periodic Table is provided:
From the BBC 4 episode “Periodic Table of Elements - Chemistry: A Volatile History” (2010) here is a very interesting history of Mendeleev’s ideas (3:39min):
You may want to have your students read this article online as a Homework Assignment or Extra Credit assignment. Here’s another copy for your convenience:
Past Periodic Table blog posts include:
02/23/2014 The Periodic Table
12/03/2015 Periodic Table Trend Activities
01/07/2016 Four New Elements
12/09/2016 Cool Periodic Table
01/05/2018 Naming Elements
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
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