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CLIP 14305

Mendeleev's periodic table

Mendeleev's periodic table

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Key Info
  • Mendeleev's periodic table
  • Duration: 03:39
  • Jim Al-Khalili describes how, in 1896, Dmitri Mendeleev arranged the known elements into the Periodic Table. Only about half the elements were known at this time, making this feat even more incredible. After ten years of work, Mendeleev decided to use both properties and atomic weight to arrange the elements. This process took three days and nights without sleep, before the idea of a table came to Mendeleev in a dream. First broadcast in 'Chemistry: A Volatile History' on BBC Four in February 2010.
  • Subject:



    Chem: Periodic Table and Atomic Structure

  • Keywords: ChemistryAVolatileHistory, Jim AlKhalili, Jim Al Khalili, Mendeleev, periodic table, elements, chemistry, atomic structure, atomic weight
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be useful to describe one of the key moments in chemistry. Could be used as a stimulus for students to investigate how other key scientific moments occurred.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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