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Mendeléeff law

Pronunciation: men-de-la'ef

Definition: the properties of elements are periodic functions of their atomic weights; 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(s): periodic law

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