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  1. If an element is strictly just an indication of its atomic number, why did it take so long for them to realize “Hey, this element has 6 protons, this one has 12, this one has 14 etc” and they didn’t just automatically assume “okay lets try to fill in the blanks”?

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    Or is that what they did, and it just took hundreds of years for them to figure it out?

  2. Is this taking Chinese and Ottoman records in consideration or only Western perspective of things?

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