March 6: Periodic table of elements

March 6th is the 146th anniversary of the publication of Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table of elements.

Mendeleev, a Russian professor of chemistry, is recognized as the first person to use a periodic table to predict the properties of then-undiscovered elements. He also ordered his table according to chemical properties rather than atomic weight, unintentionally listing them in order of atomic number.

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