The Periodic Table

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  • Hardcover
  • 346 pages
  • The Periodic Table
  • Eric Scerri
  • English
  • 20 March 2017
  • 0195305736

About the Author: Eric Scerri

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The Periodic Table The periodic table is one of the most potent icons in science It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of the field The one definitive text on the development of the periodic table by van Spronsen 1969 , has been out of print for a considerable time The present book provides a successor to van Spronsen, but goes further in giving an evaluation of the extent to which modern physics has, or has not, explained the periodic system The book is written in a lively style to appeal to experts and interested lay persons alike.The Periodic Table begins with an overview of the importance of the periodic table and of the elements and it examines the manner in which the term element has been interpreted by chemists and philosophers The book then turns to a systematic account of the early developments that led to the classification of the elements including the work of Lavoisier, Boyle and Dalton and Cannizzaro The precursors to the periodic system, like Dobereiner and Gmelin, are discussed In chapter 3 the discovery of the periodic system by six independent scientists is examined in detail.Two chapters are devoted to the discoveries of Mendeleev, the leading discoverer, including his predictions of new elements and his accommodation of already existing elements Chapters 6 and 7 consider the impact of physics including the discoveries of radioactivity and isotopy and successive theories of the electron including Bohr s quantum theoretical approach Chapter 8 discusses the response to the new physical theories by chemists such as Lewis and Bury who were able to draw on detailed chemical knowledge to correct some of the early electronic configurations published by Bohr and others.Chapter 9 provides a critical analysis of the extent to which modern quantum mechanics is, or is not, able to explain the periodic system from first principles Finally, chapter 10 considers the way that the elements evolved following the Big Bang and in the interior of stars The book closes with an examination of further chemical aspects including lesser known trends within the periodic system such as the knight s move relationship and secondary periodicity, as well at attempts to explain such trends. New Download The Periodic Table by Eric Scerri For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Periodic Table

  1. AJ says:

    If you want a history of how all of the elements were discovered, and information about each of them, then this isn t the book for you Go ahead and check out The Disappearing Spoon instead The Periodic Table doesn t focus on the individual elements but instead looks at the periodic table as a whole.I found this book interesting on many levels First, it was enlightening to read a history of the periodic table and how it evolved from individual scientists noticing patterns in atomic weights Ma If you want a history of how all of the elements were discovered, and information about eac...

  2. Chris says:

    I really liked this book This one book,than any other non textbook, has convinced me that I need to change the content of my college level General Chemistry lectures There are dozens of things that I realize now that were historically inaccurate in nearly every General Chemistry book I ve ever used I would encourage every physics and chemistry teacher or professor to read this book A big thanks to Eric Scerri for writing such a well researched account of the development of the periodic I really liked this book This one book,than any other non te...

  3. Alan Earhart says:

    This is the only book in print and available that gives a comprehensive overview of the history of the organization of elements into a periodic system There are other books but they are out of print and wicked expensive to find.I recommend this to anyone teaching chemistry, g...

  4. Dan D& says:

    This book was intended to satisfy my craving for a good pop sci book on chemistry While there are hundreds of books covering a wide variety of topics in physics, it seems like there are relatively few books for the general reader that are about chemistry Maybe it s because, as the author of this book, Eric Scerri, argues, most people believe that chemistry ultimately reduces to physics, and quantum mechanics in particular, and so they want to go straight to the source Or maybe it s because ch This book was intended to satisfy my craving for a good pop sci book on chemistry While there are hundreds of books covering a wide variety of topics in physics, it seems like there are relatively few books f...

  5. John Anthony Smith says:

    I liked how the book started with some earlier version of the periodic tables explaining what the scientists were trying to accomplish with the table, and how it over time evolved through atomic weight, to the aufbau principle to the organization structure and explained the relationships of element in the periodic table based on the knight s movement principle a nd the n,n 10 principle Found it interesting that the Unun iums were included that were just renamed to new elements in Periodic Tab I liked how the book started with some earlier version of the periodic tables explaining what the scientists were trying to accomplish with the table, and how it over time evolved through atomic weight, to the aufbau principle to the organization structure and explained the relationships of element in the periodic table based on the knight s movement principle a nd the n,n 10 principle Found it interesting that the Unun iums were included that were just renamed to new elements in...

  6. Nigel Stanger says:

    Interesting, but definitely not a layman s book.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Surprisingly good Recommended for any who hasthan a passing interest in chemistry.

  8. Randell says:

    Loved it I agree it would be tough going for the non scientist.

  9. Alfredo says:

    This was a pretty good read on the history of the development of the periodic table of the elements As a person with a background in Chemistry I rather enjoyed it