Chemical Elements: How They Were Discovered
Publisher: Firebird Pubns (March 1986) | ISBN: 0828530033 | 270 pages | PDF | 16,2 MB
About eighty years ago Clemens Winkler, the German chemist who discovered germanium which had been pre-dicted by D. Mendeleev under the name of "eka-silicon", likened the world of the elements to the theatre stage where scene after scene is played out with elements, as charac-ters. Each element, Winkler said, plays its own role. Sometimes it is a subsidiary role, sometimes it is a leading role.