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Periodic table / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorBBC Worldwide Ltd.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1985.
Description1 streaming video file (21 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Contents Elements and Chemical Reactions (2:38) -- Early Atomic Theories (3:15) -- Elements are Organized (3:25) -- Periodic Table is Created (3:10) -- Rows and Columns (3:16) -- Patterns Emerge (3:25)
Abstract The millions of different substances that make up the world can be reduced to a comparatively small number of chemical elements. These, arranged in order of their atomic number, form the Periodic Table. This program from the BBC archives provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the table. It discusses the work of John Dalton, Johann Dobereiner, and John Newland, and the creation of the first table by Dmitri Mendeleyev in the late 19th century. Later refinements by Henry Moseley, and the 1950s discovery of the artificial element 93 by Edwin MacMillan, are also discussed. The evolution of the table over the past two centuries is clearly and cleverly illustrated through computer animation and song.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd., 1985 9781421373591
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number7381 Films Media Group

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