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Transcript of Dmitri Mendeleev
A Measure of Success
• Involved in economic affairs
• Interested on philosophical matters
towards shaping a new and stable society
• Restructured taxation to improve economy
• Opposed spiritualism
• Was a loyal follower of the Tsar and the Russian
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1834 February 8, born in Tobolsk, Siberia
1855 Posted to teach in the Crimea
1856 Obtained advanced degree in chemistry in St. Petersburg
1859 Finished master’s degree in chemistry at the University
1859-61 Studied chemistry in University of Heidelberg on
scholarship from the Russian government
1864 Professor of chemistry at St. Petersburg
1867 Appointed professor of the University of St. Petersburg
after completing his doctorate degree
1907 February 2, died in St. Petersburg
A Journey to His Fascinating Life
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1885 - Wrote “Isomorphism in Connection with
Other Relations of Form to Composition”
1860 - Published “Attempt at a Theory of Limits
of Organic Compounds”
1871 - Issued “Principles of Chemistry”, a book
about modern chemical and physical theory
1891 - 1892: Published “Comprehensive Tariff”
1901- Issued “Library of Industrial Knowledge”
Mighty Pen at Work
Modern World Era
Making a Difference
• Scientific curator for Depot of Weights and
Measures in 1892
• Director of Central Bureau of Weights and
Measures in 1893
• Did precise determinations of weight
using 1 liter of air and 1 liter of water
• Drafted law of standardized
measurements in metric system in 1899
Mendeleev's first periodic system in draft form
Mendeleev at work
Mendeleev published his iconic book, "The Principles of Chemistry" in 1871.
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•Created the Periodic Table and predicted 10 elements yet to be discovered (7 correct and 3 wrong)
•Formulated the theory of the "absolute boiling point"
•Did the aeronautical research on temperatures of the atmosphere's layers
•Studied oilfields and medical applications of petroleum
•Researched on the expansion of liquids and specific weights of various substances
•Invented pyrocollodion in 1892