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ERIC Number: EJ826618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Role of Triads in the Evolution of the Periodic Table: Past and Present
Scerri, Eric
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n4 p585-589 Apr 2008
The purpose of this article is to propose a new design for the presentation of the periodic system of the elements. It is a system that highlights the fundamental importance of elements as basic substances rather than elements as simple substances, a distinction that is explained in the article. The proposed table is a variant of the Janet or left-step periodic table. Furthermore the fundamental nature of atomic number triads of elements is put to use in obtaining a new perfect triad by relocating hydrogen among the halogens to give the triad H, F, Cl. The relative virtues of this table, as compared with the medium-long form and the left-step table, are discussed. (Contains 1 note and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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