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02/02/1907 Russian chemist and inventor Dmitri Mendeleev dies

He formulated the Periodic Law (“Element properties changing periodically with their atomic masses”) and created a first version of the periodic table of elements. Mendeleev used his table to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.


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