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Single Idea 17410

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / F. Chemistry / 3. Periodic Table]

Full Idea

Moseley's work showed that the successive elements in the periodic table have an atomic number greater by one unit. The gaps could then be identified definitively, as 43, 61, 72, 75, 85, 87, and 91.

Gist of Idea

Moseley showed the elements progress in units, and thereby clearly identified the gaps


Eric R. Scerri (The Periodic Table [2007], 06 'Henry')

Book Reference

Scerri,Eric R.: 'The Periodic Table' [OUP 2007], p.173

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