19 Jan 2019

Sarah Masters: The curious history of the periodic table

From The Weekend, 9:05 am on 19 January 2019
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2019 marks 150 years since construction began of the periodic table of chemical elements by the Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev. Just 62 chemical elements were known then, but scientists have since increased that number to 118. University of Canterbury associate professor Sarah Masters is the President of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, and will be leading events in New Zealand to mark the United Nations' International Year of the Periodic Table.