What is the periodic law? How did it lead to the periodic table?

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asked May 11, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)
    

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The periodic law by Mendeleev states that

"When the elements are arranged in order of increasing mass, certain sets of properties recur periodically"

Mendeleev organized the elements in a table of series of rows, based on increasing mass from left to right.  Elements of the same row, would have similar properties.  Eventually this table would come to be known as the periodic table we know today.
answered May 12, 2012 by apush ~Expert~ (552 points)

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