A collection of elements, mainly 19th century

Made:
1801-1892 (prepared)

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Glass-stoppered bottle containing sulphur. Front view of whole object against graduated grey background.
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Glass-stoppered bottle containing iron. Front view of whole object against graduated grey background.
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Glass-stoppered bottle containing copper. Front view of whole object against graduated grey background.
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Glass-stoppered bottle containing tin. Front view of whole object against graduated grey background.
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Glass-stoppered bottle containing lead. Front view of whole object against graduated grey background.
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Collection of elements in a wooden case comprising sixty-three bottles and five tubes, a diamond, and a glass stopper. All specimens bequeathed by Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte, except those marked which have been added subsequently by purchase. Case constructed in Museum. England, 1801-1892; some elements updated in 1926

The huge variety of materials encountered today are made from combinations of around 110 elements. Nine ty of these are found naturally, whilst the others have been made in laboratories, nuclear reactors or particle accelerators.The elements are arranged in order of increasing atomic number on a chart known as the Periodic Table.The Periodic Table shows the differences and similarities between the elements and provides information on how elements combine to make different compounds.

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Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1892-142
type:
silver
credit:
Bonaparte, Prince Louis Lucien
status:
Permanent collection

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