Ramsay Discovered Periodic Table Elements

William Ramsay, a Scottish physical chemist discovered an entire grouping inert or noble gases elements in the periodic table. In 1894, Ramsay and his coworker Lord Rayleigh announced the discovery of argon, helium, neon, krypton, xenon, and niton (now called radon) as they do not combine chemically with other elements. From 1887 he was the chair of inorganic chemistry at the University of London.

      1887, 1894, 1910
      William Ramsay
      physical chemist
      London, England

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