On this day in 1869 – Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
‘Tis a wondrous thing, the Periodic Table. A marvel of organisation and a great tool for predicting the degree of reaction between elements. I enjoy the Visual Table of the Elements enormously: [url=http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/57/lanthanum]here’s a pertinent example[/url]
Maybe a sledgehammer to crack a nut when it comes to raising agents, though. Deep-fried fish for supper, anybody?
65 down – and a round 300 left to go!