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Uploaded on Mar 9, 2010

This video details the events leading up to the discovery of the periodic system. Visit: elementsunearthed.com to find out more. In this first half of Part 1, Dr. Eric Scerri of UCLA, an expert on the history of the periodic table, is interviewed and discusses why the periodic table is the central organizing chart of chemistry and how chemists in the early 19th Century began to organize elements in tables based on atomic weights and properties using the idea of triads. He also discusses Prout's Law and the events leading up to the Karlsruhe Conference in 1860, a watershed event which led directly to the development of the periodic system. Narration, video editing, photography, and animations for this video where done by David V. Black. For more information on this video and the Elements Unearthed Project, go to our blog at: elementsunearthed.com or e-mail David at: elementsunearthed@gmail.com.

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