Article ID: CBB001211974

Carl Runge and the Periodic Table (2013)

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German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist Carl Runge (1856--1927) found a relation between atomic weights of some elements in the Periodic Table and their spectral lines. Runge's reasoning, however, does not work for Ra and Be in the group of the alkaline earths. It is believed that there is no much value in Runge's method, except, perhaps, historical. However, a possibility of relationship between spectral line distances and the atomic numbers based on the Runge's method should be investigated.

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Authors & Contributors
Boeck, Gisela
Konno, Hiroyuki
Rodríguez, María A.
Niaz, Mansoor
Brito, Angmary
Hoffleit, E. Dorrit
Journals
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Physics in Perspective
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
European Physical Journal H
Publishers
Bardwell Press
Aurum
Princeton University Press
Concepts
Periodic system of the elements; periodic table
Chemistry
Atomic weights
Computational methods
Spectroscopy
Mathematics
People
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Meyer, Julius Lothar
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Wood, Robert Williams
Ritz, Walther
Cannon, Annie Jump
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
12th century
21st century
Places
Germany
United States
Great Britain
Russia
Czechoslovakia
Central Europe
Institutions
Cambridge. University. Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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