Readership: General readers with an interest in history of science and chemistry
Dr. Eric Scerri is a leading philosopher of science specializing in the history and philosophy of the periodic table. He is also the founder and editor in chief of the international journal Foundations of Chemistry and has been a full-time lecturer at UCLA for the past ten years where he regularly teaches classes of 350 chemistry students as well as classes in history and philosophy of science. He is the author of The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance.
Preface: What constitutes the discovery of an element?
Dalton, to the Discovery of the Periodic System
van den Broek, Moseley and the missing seven elements.
Element 91, protactinium
Element 72, hafnium
Element 75, rhenium
Element 43, technetium
Element 87, francium
Element 85, astatine
Element 61, promethium