The Composition of the Chemical Elements


My excuse for troubling your readers with this well-worn theme is that a definite hypothesis is possible, which, should it be fully borne out by the facts, appears to afford a remarkably complete explanation of the periodic law, as set forth in Prof. Mendeleeff's table.

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STAPLEY, A. The Composition of the Chemical Elements. Nature 41, 56–57 (1889).

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