University Chemistry ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (6): 46-67.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201612040

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A Look Back on the Formation and Development of Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Qi YANG1,San-Ping CHEN1,You-Ying DI2,Chun-Sheng ZHOU2,Sheng-Li GAO1,2,*()   

  1. 1 College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi'an 710127, P. R. China
    2 College of Chemical Engineering and Modern Materials, Shangluo University, Shangluo 726000, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China
  • Published:2017-06-03
  • Contact: Sheng-Li GAO
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Taking time as the order, the authors propose that the discovery and development of the periodic table of chemical elements are divided into four stages: germination, breakthrough, development and prospect. This article cites the main historical facts and documents to unscramble the above four stages, which will facilitate the teaching and scientific research of the periodic table.

Key words: Periodic table of chemical elements, Formation, Discovery, Development, Unscramble


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