University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (12): 2-7.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201909024

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Periodic Table of Elements and Chemistry Education: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Mendeleev's Periodic Table of Elements

Shuni LI*(),Quanguo ZHAI,Yucheng JIANG,Mancheng HU,Zhihong LIU,Shengli GAO   

  • Received:2019-09-11 Accepted:2019-10-29 Published:2019-11-11
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The publication of the periodic table is a milestone in the field of chemistry. Its guiding role and importance in the study and research of chemistry, especially inorganic chemistry, have been widely recognized. In this paper, the educational function and development of the periodic table in inorganic chemistry were discussed. We proposed that more attention should be paid on the organic combination of chemical history and chemical education. We all look forward to the future development of the periodic table.

Key words: Mendeleev, Periodic Table of Elements, Chemistry education, Application