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.

Also, if you’re enjoying the show, please consider supporting it through (

Liked it? Take a second to support Trivia Minute on Patreon!

Leave a Reply