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Author Scerri, Eric R.
Title The periodic table : a very short introduction / Eric R. Scerri.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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 Floor4  QD467 .S344 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xx, 147 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 289
Very short introductions ; 289.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 139) and index.
Contents The elements -- A quick overview of the modern periodic table -- Atomic weight, triads, and Prout -- Steps toward the periodic table -- The Russian genius--Mendeleev -- Physics invades the periodic table -- Electronic structure -- Quantum mechanics -- Modern alchemy: from missing elements to synthetic elements -- Forms of the periodic table.
1. Introduction; 2. Atomic weight, Triads and Prout; 3. Steps towards the periodic table; 4. Triumph of a Russian genius; 5. The impact of the new physics; 6. How the electron explains the periodic table; 7. How chemists reacted; 8. Quantum Mechanics makes further advances; 9. Forged in the stars; 10. Back to Chemistry; 11. Why so many tables? Which is best?; Further reading.
Summary In this authoritative Very Short Introduction to The Periodic Table, Eric Scerri presents a modern and fresh exploration of this fundamental topic in the physical sciences, considering the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to atomic physics and quantum mechanics.
Subject Periodic law -- Tables.
Chemical elements.
ISBN 0199582491
9780199582495 (pbk.)
OCLC number 726821249