Discovery

This gives the date, where known, of the discovery of the element, together with the discoveror and place of discovery.

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This picture illustrates periodicity of discovery for the chemical elements on a periodic table. The height of each column is proportional to the value of discovery.
This picture illustrates periodicity of discovery for the chemical elements on a periodic table. The height of each column is proportional to the value of discovery.
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Units

years (AD)

Notes

Ref. 2 is a comprehensive volume on the discovery of the elements.

Literature sources

  1. D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  2. M.E. Weeks and H.M. Leicester in Discovery of the elements, J. Chem. Ed, Easton, Penn, USA, 1968.
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