The Mystery of the Periodic Table

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883937713
  • Publisher: Bethlehem Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Living History Library
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 532,422
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Puzzle 1
2. The First Chemists? 4
3. Earth, Air, Fire, Water 12
4. The Alchemists 19
5. "This Spirit, Hitherto Unknown" 28
6. The Atomists Return 34
7. The Strange Tale of Phlogiston, the Element That Wasn't 42
8. Mr. Priestly Clears Things Up 48
9. Mr. Cavendish and Inflammable Air 54
10. Chemistry's French Revolution 59
11. A Revolution in Names 68
12. "Nature Never Creates Other Than Balance in Hand" 73
13. Mr. Dalton and His Atoms 81
14. The Shocking Mr. Davy 93
15. Guy-Lussac and Avogadro to the Rescue 98
16. Things Fall into Place: Triads and Octaves 109
17. The Mystery Solved 117
18. The Mystery Continues 129
Glossary 153
Elements Listed by Date of Discovery 157
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