It’s Elementary

Friday, Aug 18, 2017



Credit: Courtesy of Jenny Arbugaeva / Moreno/Lyons Productions LLC

See how the discovery of oxygen by one of science's great odd couples, Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier, triggers a worldwide search for new elements.

Dmitri Mendeleev invents the Periodic Table, bringing order to the elements. This order is shattered when Marie Curie discovers radioactivity, revealing that unruly elements can change identities, and atoms contain undiscovered parts.

Watch The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements tonight at 9pm on WGBH World. More airings

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