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Or nowledge of scientific fundamentals More a discussion than an introduction Probably most useful to someone who has been introduced to the periodic table in a science class as if there were only one definitive version of the table that just appeared out of thin air An excellent book for an introduction to the Periodic Table Knowledge ideas and explanations are easily understood and concisely expressed Ideal for anyone who has little or no nowledge of the Periodic Table Poor product has graphics and tables which will not enlarge to be visible. Here Eric Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table and how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and uantum mechanics so that as Scerri puts it one science physics arguably came to colonize another chemistry although such a view is resisted by chemists Scerri shows that uantum mechanics is absolutely central to chemistry as it underlies the behaviour of all of the elements and their compounds and therefore underpins the structure of the periodic table Concluding with an overview of the huge variety of periodic tables that have been proposed in the print media and on the Internet he explores the debated uestion of whether there is an optimal periodic table and what form it might take ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject uickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

This is a really great job done by attempting to put such a massive subject into a small book Very interesting and enjoyable This book was a revelation because I thought there was just the one periodic table I read this in conjunction with the Very ShortElements which tied everything together in my mind Both highly recommended This book reuires previous nowledge of chemistry and chemical symbols and atomic numbers It seems to me to be a stretch to imagine that anyone with such nowledge would not be already familiar with the periodic table Thi. Here Eric Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table and how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and uantum mechanics so that as Scerri puts it one science physics arguably came to colonize another chemistry although such a view is resisted by chemists Scerri shows that uantum mechanics is absolutely central to chemistry as it underlies the behaviour of all of the elements and their compounds and therefore underpins the structure of the periodic table Concluding with an overview of the huge variety of periodic tables that have been proposed in the print media and on the Internet he explores the debated uestion of whether there is an optimal periodic table and what form it might take ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject uickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

S means that an introduction for them would be unnecessary On a separate point the diagrams are not well reproduced in the Kindle version It is accurately an introduction to the history or evolvement of the table for those who are already very familiar with the subject It is still an interesting book though I felt that I had some information missing as I am not a chemist or physicist just an interested layman A good book well enough written for me to make it to the end but a lot of it went over my head as it seemed to presuppose uite a lot of pri. Here Eric Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table and how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and uantum mechanics so that as Scerri puts it one science physics arguably came to colonize another chemistry although such a view is resisted by chemists Scerri shows that uantum mechanics is absolutely central to chemistry as it underlies the behaviour of all of the elements and their compounds and therefore underpins the structure of the periodic table Concluding with an overview of the huge variety of periodic tables that have been proposed in the print media and on the Internet he explores the debated uestion of whether there is an optimal periodic table and what form it might take ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject uickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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