Video: Gallium and the history of the periodic table

Gallium and the history of the periodic table (video)
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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 with the help of a vanishing spoon, a man named after a rooster, and a bearded Russian:


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