About the translation.. Mendeleyev went further than Meyer in another respect; he predicted the properties of six elements yet to be discovered. I am curious how to translate this sentence, the book translates as the properties of six elements that he predicted had been discoovered. Is this right?
Aug 17, 2014 1:26 PM
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I presume that this is the text you've got this sentence from: http://site.douban.com/110434/widget/articles/289710/article/10074446/ The text refers to the gaps in the periodic table which had been left for elements that had not yet been discovered. Even though Mendeleyev didn't know exactly what these elements were, he was able to work out what some of their properties would be, based on the properties of the known elements in the table surrounding the gaps.
August 18, 2014
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