What was Henry Moseley's contribution to the development of the periodic table?

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Dec 29, 2017

Answer:

Moseley organized the elements in order of increasing atomic number.

Explanation:

Mendeleev's original table had the elements arranged in order of increasing atomic mass . Moseley organized his table in order of increasing atomic number . While atomic mass and atomic number generally correlate, because some elements have more, neutron heavy isotopes than others, they can have a higher atomic mass despite having a lower atomic number.

Examples of this include:

Number 27, cobalt, being more massive than number 28, nickel

Number 52, tellurium, being more massive than number 53, iodine

Number 92, uranium, being more massive than number 93, neptunium