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Atomic weight and noble gases in Mendelev's periodic table

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1
    Why did Mendelev order the elements according to their atomic masses rather than their atomic number?

    Why did Mendelev not include noble gases in his periodic table?
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2012 #2

    AGNuke

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    Simple : Because Noble gases weren't discovered at the time Mendeleev introduced his Periodic table.
     
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