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How many known elements were there in 1789?

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October 02, 2008 2:30AM

How many known elements were there in 1789?

Short answer = more than 63

Longer answer = In the 1860's Mendeleev organized the 63 known elements. After this organization there was a boom of new elements being discovered (because we now knew what we were looking for). I'm sure further research would turn up a better answer.

Source: Prentice Hall's Physical Science textbook (2006)