Happy Birthday Dmitri Mendeleev

08 February 2016

Happy Birthday Dmitri Mendeleev

The Industrial Chemists and Logistics Team at Hazchem Network have been out today to buy 182 candles, to celebrate 8th February 2016, being Dmitri Mendeleevís Birthday.  

Mendeleev is the man widely credited with ordering the periodic table of elements as we know it, and his birthday has been marked with a Google Doodle.

Who was Dmitri Mendeleev?

The Russian chemist was born in Siberia on February 8, 1834 and studied at the Main Pedagogical Institute, before writing a book on the inner workings of the spectroscope, an instrument designed for measuring light's properties across the electromagnetic spectrum.

He later worked as a professor at both the Saint Petersburg Technological Institute and the Saint Petersburg State University. His textbook Principles of Chemistry, regarded as a milestone study, was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1860.

Mendeleev died in 1907 aged 72. Element 101, Mendelevium, is named after him.

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