Do We Need a New Periodic Table?

A new kind of alchemy. ‘Let’s hear it for Dmitri Mendeleev. His periodic table has done a remarkable job of making sense of the elements, arranging them neatly into families whose members share similar properties. For more than a century it has been chemists’ guiding light. But Mendeleev’s classic layout is starting to prove inadequate at describing the unexpected ways in which chemical elements behave when divvied up into small chunks.’



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