preview

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev

Good Essays
Not every scientist has affected the lives of every student who studies Chemistry; However, Dmitri Mendeleev’s contribution to science has revolutionized our understanding of the properties of atoms through his development of the Periodic Table. He also studied and researched in many fields such as metrology, geology, physics, and industrial chemistry (Dmitri Mendeleev Royal). Mendeleev devoted a lot of his time to improving the technological advances of Russia. He had pride in his life, work, and country.
Dimitri Mendeleev was born is Toblosk, Serbia in 1834. He consumed most of his life, having curious thoughts about the art of science. In 1850, Dmitri Mendeleev enrolled into St. Petersburg University in Russia, where he pursued the study of natural science. He graduated from St. Petersburg University in 1856 with a degree in Chemistry. In 1860, Dmitri Mendeleev studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany where he developed a laboratory of his own and studied Chemistry. Three years later he was appointed as the professor of Chemistry at his alma mater, St. Petersburg University. During his instruction at the university, he could not seek a textbook that met his needs, so he began writing his own book called The Principles of Chemistry (Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev 1834). In this book, he explains the importance and basics of Chemistry and created the Periodic Table while writing this book. Several years later, Dmitri Mendeleev was appointed as the chair of the university. After stepping down amid controversy, he was appointed as the Director of the Bureau of Weights and Measures. He spent the rest of his life discovering new ideas in Chemistry and he won numerous awards and prizes for his magnificent work. Without the dedication and ti...

... middle of paper ...

...impacted many others and has modernized the science world. He devoted his time to making science better and he has revolutionized our understanding of how all the elements in this world work. As a result of his noble dedication, every person’s life has been touched by one of the greatest chemists in the world, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev.

Works Cited

“Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907).” Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity. American Institute of Physics. 2014. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
“Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev.” Encyclaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., 2014.
Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
“Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907).” Corrosion Doctors. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
“Dmitri Mendeleev.” Famous Scientist. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
“Dmitri Mendeleev.” NNDB. 2014. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
“Dmitri Mendeleev.” Royal Society of Chemistry. n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
Get Access