Journey to the Final Structure: New Paper Reveals Six Stages of Periodic Table Development

Published 03.05.2023

Guillermo Restrepo and his colleagues describe the six steps the periodic table took to converge on its final structure. Their findings have just been published in the Nature journal Communications Chemistry.

Chemical expansion has reshaped the periodic system. Guillermo Restrepo, Jürgen Jost, and colleagues determined that the discovery of new substances throughout history has driven the periodic system to converge to its current, and likely final, structure.