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  • Mendeleev's table is now called the periodic table
  • To make his original table, Mendeleev used the latest measurements of atomic masses available
  • He also carefully considered the properties of the different elements
  • He arranged the elements in order of increasing atomic mass
  • Mendeleev sometimes broke this rule. He did this so that elements with similar properties lined up in his table. For example, iodine should come before tellurium according to its atomic mass
  • Mendeleev swapped the positions of these two elements so


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