I BECAME VERY INTRIGUED BY THE STORY OF HOW AMBITIOUS CHEMISTS TRIED TO HAVE THEIR DISCOVERED ELEMENT BE INCLUDED IN MENDELEEV’S PERIODIC TABLE. IN THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THE CURRENT PERIODIC TABLE CONTAINED GAPS AND MISSED ELEMENTS THAT HAD YET TO BE DISCOVERED. AN EAGERNESS TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A GREAT SCIENTIST LED TO FALSE ENTRIES AND GOOD-FAITH ERRORS. IN THE END THERE HAVE BEEN MORE ELEMENTAL DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE PROVEN TO BE FALSE THAN THERE ARE CURRENT ELEMENTS ON THE TABLE.

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