Chemical Galaxy

Chemical Galaxy
Dmitri Mendeleev’s model of the Periodic Table Of Elements has not changed significantly since the late 18th century, despite his own recognition that it “did not fully represent the overall pattern because it broke up the sequence. He thought the ideal would be a cylindrical helix, but that needs three dimensions.” The Slate article Is it time to revamp the periodic table? reports on Oxford ecologist Philip Stewart’s attempt to rearrange the Periodic Table, “using a starry pathway to link the elements and to express the astronomical reach of chemistry.” Pretty neat…

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