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The INTERNET Database of Periodic Tables

There are thousands of periodic tables in web space, but this is the only comprehensive database of periodic tables & periodic system formulations. If you know of an interesting periodic table that is missing, please contact the database curator: Mark R. Leach Ph.D.

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Periodic Table formulations from the year 1885:

1885   Discovery of Praseodymium
1885   Discovery of Neodymium
1885   Carnelley & The Periodic Law
1885   Klieber's Cosmochemical Periodic Table
1885   von Richter's Periodic System of the Elements


1885

Discovery of Praseodymium

Pr

Praseodymium, atomic number 59, has a mass of 140.908 au.

Praseodymium was first isolated in 1885 by Carl Auer von Welsbach.

Chronology of chemically the splitting of ceria (mixed oxides) into the pure rare-earth metals:

From: CRC Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Chapter 248. Accommodation of the Rare Earths in the Periodic Table: A Historical Analysis
by Pieter Thyssen and Koen Binnemans (ISBN: 978-0-444-53590-0)

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1885

Discovery of Neodymium

Nd

Neodymium, atomic number 60, has a mass of 144.242 au.

Neodymium was first isolated in 1885 by Carl Auer von Welsbach.

Chronology of chemically the splitting of ceria (mixed oxides) into the pure rare-earth metals:

From: CRC Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Chapter 248. Accommodation of the Rare Earths in the Periodic Table: A Historical Analysis
by Pieter Thyssen and Koen Binnemans (ISBN: 978-0-444-53590-0)

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1885

Carnelley & The Periodic Law

From page 172 of The Development of the Periodic Law by Venable, Francis Preston (1856-1934), Easton, Pa. Chemical Pub. Co (1896). The full text (scanned) is available from archive.org.

Venable writes:



Thanks to René for the tip!

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1885

Klieber's Cosmochemical Periodic Table

Klieber's qualitative synthesis of the general composition of celestial objects in the form of a plane periodic system following atomic numbers. His diagram is probably one of the earliest versions of a "cosmochemical periodic table". (The diagram below is clearly redrawn as it has a very modern style.)

I.A. Kleiber, Zh. Russ. Fiziko-Khim. Obshch (St. Petersburg) 1885, 17, 147-171.


Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip! 
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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1885

von Richter's Periodic System of the Elements

From page 244 of A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Victor von Richter, Published by Blakiston (US ed. in English, 1885). The full text (scanned) is available from archive.org. The first edition was published in 1874 in German. von Richter was was from the Baltic region, in the the Russian empire at the time.

von Richter's work is almost certainly the first chemistry textbook based on the periodic system. Many (indeed most) modern Inorganic Chemistry texts follow this format, but NOT the Chemogenesis web book!

von Richter, writes:





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