The Fascinating Story of the Periodic Table: The Full Story


The periodic table of elements is a brilliant example of the architecture of Nature and the genius of scientific investigation to decode it. Centuries of dedicated efforts by people from across the world have contributed to the architecture of the periodic table - the backbone of Chemistry.

Isnít it amazing how this concise table provides so much information about the elements that make up everything around us?

Since ancient times, people had been observing and recording events occurring in nature, leading to accumulation of information. But only accumulated information is not enough. It needs to be followed by critical analysis of the information. The process of finding patterns and order in this information leads to a better understanding and insight. Of course, this process is ongoing and involves numerous attempts.

This leaflet is an exploration of one such journey that led to the development of the periodic table to what it is today.