The Brilliance of Mendeleev

Mendeleev, a Russian Chemist, constructed The Periodic Table of Elements in 1869. This table lays the foundation for modern chemistry. It presents the fabrics of the universe – the chemical elements. 

The Periodic Table shows the elements in order of Atomic Number(the number of protons their atoms have). The elements are also in Periods (columns) so that elements with similar chemistry are lined up together. We will delve into this table over the next couple of weeks to uncover all of its knowledge.

Although it is not just the fact that he was able to compile a comprehensive list of the known elements and organize them with like properties that made him one of the greatest chemists of all time. This TED video describes the real genius of this Russian Chemist.