This project originated in 1990 when the author, having read an
article by Vivi Ringnes about the origins of the
element names, speculated that the computer might provide a better way to present that information. The author of this site
used HyperStudio® to create a series of
using the Apple IIgs computer platform. The following web
pages are a translation of those stacks to HTML, an effort which was
launched on the last day of the old millennium, 2000.
(Some people celebrate such events differently!)
The information has been updated to include recently discovered
elements and greatly expanded to include information about the
discoveries and the people responsible.
While the author believes it paramount to preserve historical accuracy, there is a risk in condensing history that unintentional errors occur. If any error is found, please use the e-mail link found at the bottom of every screen to propose a correction.
Selected by the SciLinks program,
a service of National Science Teachers Association.
click icon to link the SciLinks.
Selected by PSIgate, (now subsumed in intute)
a former service of the University of Manchester, UK.
click icon to link to intute, their index and search function
|alchemy||planets||other celestial objects||color||other properties||myths||people||minerals||ore mines||other places||combination names|
|to site menu||Introduction to
Development of Periodic Chart
|18th Century vocabulary,
& index of people
|created 31 December 2000
latest revision 10 October 2009
|by D Trapp|