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Classifying Elements

Julius Lothar Meyer
Meyer is best known for the share he had in the periodic classification
of the elements. He noted, as did J. A. R. Newlands in England, that
if they are arranged in the order of their atomic weights they fall into
groups in which similar…

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between 123 and 126, and cannot be 128. Here Mendeleev was wrong as the
atomic mass of tellurium (127.6) remains higher than that of iodine (126.9).
8. Certain characteristic properties of elements can be foretold from their atomic


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