FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 30, 2018

Gallium and the history of the periodic table (video)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 — Some chemists might see the periodic table of elements as a holy testament to the power of science. However, when it first debuted, it was a different kind of holey, and its journey to classroom walls everywhere had a whole lot of bumps. Watch as Reactions digs into the history of the periodic table with the help of a vanishing spoon, a man named after a rooster, and a bearded Russian: https://youtu.be/-ojcm3IIf98.

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