The Periodic Table is made for scientists all around the world to understand it even if we all speak a different language!
Hello! I am Dmitri Mandeleev, the creator of the Periodic Table.
The Periodic Table was created to make organizing the elements much more easy for world wide scientists to be able to look at just one Periodic Table.
How could I have known something like that???
Dmitri Mendeleev created the Periodic Table in 1869 in Russia. He left spaces in the table because he knew that there would be more elements to be discovered.
That's how the Periodic Table got its name! Periodic means regualrly or pattern.
For example, these two elements are very close in atomic mass but in the Periodic Table, there is a large gap between them indicating that there will probably be future elements placed in that space.
How did Mendeleev know that there would be more elements yet to be discovered?
It's simple! Mendeleev noticed that there were patterns of their properties and easily predicted that there would be new elements discovered in the future.
Mendeleev contributed a great deal to society and education. Without the Periodic Table, chemistry wouldn't be the same without the elements arranged in a manner that scientists around the world can understand.