Ancient peoples discovered elements like gold, silver, copper, lead, iron, tin, sulfer, carbon, mercury, and zinc
9,000 BC - 1 AD
Lavoisier developed a periodic table list that separated metals from nonmetals.
Berzelius is credited with identifying the chemical elements silicon, selenium, thorium, and cerium
Döbereiner also is known for his discovery of furfural, for his work on the use of platinum as a catalyst, and for a lighter, known as Döbereiner's lamp.
Newlands put forward his law of octaves for the periodic table
Mendeleev attempted to arrange the 63 known elements in order of increasing atomic mass. Also, using an element’s density, Mendeleev could calculate its atomic volume.
Meyer is known for the classification of the elements
Ramsay introduced a whole new group to the periodic table, variously called over time the inert, rare, or noble gases.
Rutherford studied how certain elements naturally decay into other elements.
Meyer Added the atomic number to the elements
Luis made a diagram of the selected elements
Seaborg identified eight elements
1944 - 1958