Google commemorates 182nd birthday of the ‘Father of Periodic Table’

New Delhi: Tech giant Google on Monday commemorated the 182nd birthday of the ‘Father of Periodic Table’- Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev with a creative doodle.

“Around 400 BC, the ancient Greeks organized the worldly elements into four groups: air, water, earth, and fire. In the seventeenth century, Robert Boyle explained the material world in terms of elements, mixtures, and compounds. And in 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev made sense of the 56 elements known at the time, showing how they related to each other in a distinct pattern.”

“His periodic table let elements fall into "periods" according to atomic mass and valence,” Google wrote in a blogpost.

“Mendeleev used the logic of his table to argue for the existence of yet-to-be discovered elements (like gallium and germanium), and even to predict their behaviors,” it added.

Today’s doodle was created by artist Robinson Wood and shows Mendeleev “in the act of setting down the logic of his table” (which reportedly came to him in a dream).

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