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Gallium and the History of the Periodic Table

The chemistry of gallium, the science behind the holes in the periodic table, and the history of how the elements fell into place

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON — Some chemists might see the periodic table of elements as a holy testament to the power of science. However, when it first debuted, it was a different kind of holey, and its journey to classroom walls everywhere had a whole lot of bumps. Watch as Reactions digs into the history of the periodic table with the help of a vanishing spoon, a man named after a rooster, and a bearded RussianVideo Credit: Reactions - The American Chemical Society