Dmitrti Mendeleev Facts

Dmitrti Mendeleev Facts
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev ( 8 February 1834 to 2 February 1907 O.S. 27 January 1834 - 20 January 1907) was a Russian chemist and inventor.
Interesting Dmitrti Mendeleev Facts:
He was born near Tobolsk in Siberia
He was thought to have been the youngest child of a large family
His father was a teacher of fine arts but lost his job when he became blind
in 1849 his mother took him to St Petersburg to his father's alma mater to continue his education
He became a professor at the St Petersburg Technological Institute in 1864
He received his Doctor of Science for his dissertation " on the Combinations of Water with Alcohol" in 1865
He studied the composition of petroleum and help found the first oil refinery in Russia.
In 1868 her wrote the two volume textbook Principles of Chemistry which classified the known elements according to their chemical properties
March 6, 1869 Mendeleev made a formal presentation to the Russian Chemical Society entitled The Dependence between the Properties of the Atomic Weights of the Elements
His understanding of the properties of elements based on their atomic weight and valence allowed him to accurately predict that new elements would be found
Some scientists dismissed this idea but Mendeleev was vindicated by the discovery of gallium in 1875 and germanium in 1875 which perfectly fit into the two missing spaces
Mendeleev is credited with introducing the metric system to Russia
Many things bear his name including, Mendelevium, a synthetic chemical element with the symbol Md and the atomic number 101
Mendeleev is the name of a large lunar impact crater on the far side of the moon

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