The Evolving Periodic Table ACS Program-in-a-Box

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:00 to 8:00
Instruction Room - Library 3-314

One-hundred and fifty years ago, Dmitri Mendeleev first presented his periodic system to the Russian Chemical Society, forever shaping the way we look at elements. His system, which organized the elements based on atomic weight, valence, and measurable properties, laid the foundation for today's Periodic Table. In honour of this, The United Nations has declared 2019 to be the International Year of the Periodic Table.

What Your Group Will Learn

  • What were the conflicting proposals from around the world for how the elements should be organized and why did our current system rise to the top
  • Be the hero of your next party with "Table Trivia" from ACS Reactions
  • How were the most recent, superheavy elements discovered and does the Periodic Table have any more room to grow