Definition of Periodic law

1. Noun. (chemistry) the principle that chemical properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic numbers.

Exact synonyms: Mendeleev's Law
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry

Definition of Periodic law

1. Noun. (chemistry) The principle that chemical properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic numbers ¹

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Medical Definition of Periodic law

1. The properties of elements are periodical functions of their atomic weights; i.e., if the elements are arranged in the order of their atomic weights, every element in the series will be related in respect to its properties to the eighth in order before or after it. Synonym: periodic law. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Periodic Law

periodic acid
periodic acid Schiff reaction
periodic apnea of the newborn
periodic arthralgia
periodic biopolymer
periodic breathing
periodic catatonia
periodic comet
periodic disease
periodic event
periodic fever
periodic filariasis
periodic function
periodic functions
periodic law (current term)
periodic migrainous neuralgia
periodic motion
periodic movement
periodic neutropenia
periodic oedema
periodic ophthalmia
periodic paralysis
periodic peritonitis
periodic polyserositis
periodic sentence
periodic structure
periodic structures
periodic system
periodic table

Literary usage of Periodic law

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"One of the most interesting things about the periodic law is that it appears to indicate a finite limit to the number of elements existing. ..."

2. A Short History of Science by William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler (1917)
"A periodic law AMONG THE ELEMENTS. — With gradually increasing knowledge of the fundamental constants of chemistry — the atomic weights — attempts were ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1891)
"I reproduce, in Plate rv., with Dr. Reynolds' permission, the most recent graphic representation of the periodic law. In this diagram the elements are ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... FP, Garrett on periodic law, 29 VERY, FW, Fall of Meteorite in Norwood, Mass., 143; Norwood Meteorite a Fraud, 415 Vries, H. de, Mutation Theory, ..."

5. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1891)
"confirmation of the truth of the periodic law. This element is now called germanium, Ge. It is not the only one that has been foretold by the periodic ..."

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