Scientists have been on the search for the elements that make up our world for a very long time, since 9000 B.C.E. to be exact. Copper was the very first element to be discovered, followed by other popular metals gold, silver, iron, and lead. These elements have been popular materials that humans have used for many thousands of years.
This infographic explores the timeline of when all of the elements on the Periodic Table were discovered, where they were discovered, and who made the discovery. While there was a handful of elements discovered between 9000B.C.E. and 10000 C.E., we don’t see any other discoveries until the 1700s, after which a majority of the elements on the Periodic Table were discovered over the course of the following three centuries.
Interestingly the Periodic Table wasn’t created until 1869, after a majority of the elements were discovered. Dmitri Mendeleev created the table and left blank spots for the elements that future scientists would discover. Take a trip through time of how the periodic table came together, and celebrate the many people that discovered the elements along the way.
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