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Physical Periodicity of the Periodic Table of the Elements in the Light of Statistical Theory

Nature volume 162, pages 215216 (07 August 1948) | Download Citation

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THE periodic system of the elements, arrived at originally from the collation of facts of a chemical nature, has since been most strikingly reflected by most of the physical properties of the elements. The melting points, boiling points, coefficients of thermal expansion, atomic volumes, compressibilities, densities, ionization potentials, to mention only a few properties, undergo periodic variations with increasing atomic weight or atomic number.

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