Welcome to the new year everyone. Justin here, back from my hiatus with finishing my semester, traveling for the holidays and working diligently on some new projects as well as some exciting events we are all working towards. As the new year has come I’ve been wanting to start a new series. It will not have any particular interval but when I find something sciency and awesome I want to make sure you all can see it.
So without further adieu. I bring you via TED-Ed “The genius of Mendeleev’s periodic table”, by: Lou Serico.
The elements had been listed and carefully arranged before Dmitri Mendeleev. They had even been organized by similar properties before. So why is Mendeelev’s periodic table the one that has endured? Lou Serico explains via Ekaaluminium, an element whose existence Mendeelev predicted decades before it was discovered.