It’s Elemental: Periodic Table Blog Reveals Quirks Of History (Slate)

Think “antimony” is that thing you have to pay the ex-spouse? Actually, it’s a little known element on the periodic table (51) and, according to an interactive blog by author Sam Kean, it was a source of obsession for Sir Isaac Newton. Kean uncovers fascinating details of the elements in his new book, The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements.


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  1. Tim Warren 1945

    My cousin, Theodore Richards, won the Nobel Prize for his work on the table of elements but I am not sure whta his contribution was. Do you knowq? Tim Warren

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