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Miscellaneous Periodic Table formulations:

2012     3 Year-Old Sings Tom Lehrer's Elements Song
2010     3-D Strange Periodic Table
2012     94 Elements: The Stuff of Everything
2015     Art of The Elements
2011     BASF Periodic Table
2004     Biologist's Periodic Table
2008     Braille Guidebook Interactive Periodic Table Study Set
2013     Breaking Bad Periodic Table
2014     Breaking Bad Periodic Table
2015     Brielle, 3 Years Old, Recites The Periodic Table of Elements!
2012     Building Block Elements
2007     Bus Periodic Table
2011     Cartoon about The Elements
2016     Chemistry Eye Chart
2012     chemoDoku
2012     Chemoline Shop
2002     Chinese Character Periodic Tables
2010     Circlon Model of Nuclear Structure & Periodic Table
2010     Classical Periodic Table
2014     Clock Periodic Table
2012     Coat of Arms Periodic Table
2014     Coffee Table, Periodic Table Table
2016     Collective Work of Chemists
2010     Compilation of Minimum and Maximum Isotope Ratios of Selected Elements
2002     Corning Museum of Glass Periodic Table
2014     Correspondences Between The Classical Thomson Problem and The Periodic Table of The Elements
2009     Crab Periodic Table
2012     Cupcakes, Periodic Table
2014     Cutting Board Periodic Table
1831     Daubeny's Teaching Display Board of Atomic Weight
2007     Death Metal Periodic Table
2013     Don't Trust Atoms...
2011     Dufour's Periodic Tree: Two Short Films
2004     Electron Overjump Periodic Table
2011     Element Game
2005     Elements
1970     Elements According to Relative Abundance
2003     Elements by Orbital
2011     Elements in Bottles Periodic Table
1967     Elements of The Standard Model
1959     Elements Song by Tom Lehrer
2011     Elements Song by Tom Lehrer Periodic Table
2016     Elements Song Updated by Helen Arney
2003     Elephant Periodic Table
2009     enkana's Periodic Table
2012     Eric Scerri.com
2008     f--l--A--r--k's Fractal Periodic Table
1996     First Ionisation Energy of The Elements
2001     Funny Periodic Table
2008     Google Image Search Periodic Table
2009     Graphic Representations of the Periodic System
2006     Group Numbering Systems
2000     Haiku Periodic Table
2001     Haiku Periodic Table
2013     Higgs Boson and Fundamental Particle/Force Periodic Tables
2011     Homenatge Als Elements
2010     Imaginary Elements Periodic Table
2008     Instruments, Periodic Table of
1966     Ionization Enerties
2012     iPhone, Periodic Table of
2013     Joke
2012     JR's Chemistry Set
2010     Kabbalistic Periodic Table
2007     Kansas Periodic Table
2016     KAS Periodic Table
2010     Keaggy's Periodic Table of Periodic Tables
2010     Khipu or Quipu Periodic Table
2009     KU Leuven Periodic Table
1934     Leningrad Monument To The Periodic Table
2014     Letters & Words Periodic Table
2010     Lewis Octet Periodic Table
2012     Magnetic Periodic Table
2012     Mathematical Expression of Mendeleev’s Periodic Law
1974     Mazurs' PT Formulation Analysis
2009     Meet the Elements
1997     Memory Pegs Periodic Table
1891     Mendeleev's Properties of The Chemical Elements
2012     Mnemonic Periodic Table Song
1944     Müller's Tree System
2012     Mug Periodic Table
2013     Music Notes of Periodic Table
2015     Names of the Chemical Elements in Chinese
2010     Neutronic Schema of the Elements
2013     New Periodic Table Song (In Order)
1991     Non-Scientist's Periodic Table
2011     Oortkuiper's Periodic Table Rap
2009     Orbitron Gallery of Atomic Orbitals
2010     Periodic Arch of The Elements
2001     Periodic Table Joke
2007     Periodic Table Rock outtake three
2009     Periodic Table Table
2016     Philatelic Table of The Elements
2005     Pictures, Periodic Table of
1984     Planiverse Periodic Table
2008     Polymer Periodic Table
2007     Postage Stamp Periodic Table from Spain
1975     Primo Levi's Elements
2015     Protein Complexes, Periodic Table of
2002     Protein Structure Periodic Table
2012     QR Coded Audio Periodic Table of the Elements
2007     Rap Periodic Table by NOVA
2010     Recipe For A Human Shirt
2007     Rock, Periodic Table of
2013     RSC Visual Elements Periodic Table: Alchemy
2009     Russian Periodic Table
2010     Science Museum Lockers
1945     Segré Chart of Elements & Isotopes
2013     Shapes Periodic Table
2013     Simplest Periodic Table
1998     Simpsons Periodic Table
2000     Sistema Peryodico
2005     Smart Elements
2008     Snelson Atom
2013     Spectraphonic Periodic Table
2013     Spider Chart of The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements
2008     Spiral Periodic Table
2013     Stardust Periodic Table of The Elements
2009     Steve Jensen's In-Finite Form
2009     Sweater With Periodic Table
2014     Table Lab
2014     Table of Organic Chemicals and Their Smells
2013     Twitter Handle Periodic Table
2004     Two Hundred Languages
2013     Underground Map of the Elements
2007     University of Jaén (Spain) Wall Mural Periodic Table
2016     Valentine Periodic Table
2017     Venn Diagram of the Chemical Elements and the United States
2014     Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Periodic Table
2012     Wonderful Life with the Elements
1998     Wooden Periodic Table Table
2010     World's Smallest Periodic Table


2012

3 Year-Old Sings Tom Lehrer's Elements Song

Rose turned 3 in November. It's been a little over a year since her initial elements video.

She's still interested in elements, but not so much by playing the cards anymore, mostly via this song:

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2010

3-D Strange Periodic Table

As Lewis Page of The Register puts it: "Top flight international reverse-alchemy boffins say they have managed to transmute gold into an entirely new form of 'negatively strange' antihypernucleic antimatter...", here.

The effect is to add a third dimension of quark strangeness to the periodic table. Read the abstract by the STAR Collaboration.

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2012

94 Elements: The Stuff of Everything

There are 94 naturally occuring elements, from hydrogen to plutonium. Together they make up everything in the world.

94 Elements is a global filmmaking project, exploring our lives through the lens of the elements. Everything that surrounds us is made from these 94 building blocks, each with its own properties and personality. Our own bodies are mostly made from just 6 of them.

The stories of the elements are the stories of our own lives. They reveal the patterns of our economies and the state of our relationships with our natural resources. The project is in part a celebration of the art of documentary film and some of the best filmmakers working today are making new films for the project. There'll also be opportunities for talented new and emerging filmmakers and animators to pitch their own films, with the winners chosen by you - the project community.

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2015

Art of The Elements

An Exhibition "Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements", the Compton Verney Gallery, 3 October 2015 to 13 December 2015

"The iconic periodic table represents the ultimate expression of order, containing the volatile elements in rows and columns. This exhibition explores a selection of the elements drawn from the periodic table (neon, uranium, gold, silver, carbon, iron, copper, mercury, colbolt, aluminium, sulphur, bronze, tin, lead, calcium) and looks at how artists have used them and their cultural meanings in their art.

"Inside the exhibition you will experience the elements in unique and unexpected ways through historic and contemporary works by artists including Eduardo Paolozzi, Joseph Beuys, Joseph Wright of Derby, John Constable, Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker, Marc Quinn, Lucy Skaer, Danny Lane, Bill Woodrow, Maria Lalic, Fiona Banner, Thomas Heatherwick, David Nash, Ken + Julia Yonetani and Roger Hiorns.

There are also two new commissions. A stunning neon work by Tim Etchells and a thoughtful carbon sculpture by Annie Cattrell."

The show is reviewed in New Scientist.



Thanks to Marcus Lynch for the tip!

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2011

BASF Periodic Table

A BASF advert showing a periodic table of school children:

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2004

Biologist's Periodic Tables

A periodic table showing where biologically essential (green), essential trace (purple), toxic (red), radioactive (yellow) and of low – but not zero– biological impact (gray) elements are found. Only highly toxic elements are shown in red. Li (as Li+) is biologically active and is used as an antidepressant.

or here:

 

And a periodic table for biologists from Science Videos:

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2008

Braille Guidebook Interactive Periodic Table Study Set

Azer's Interactive Periodic Table Study Set is designed to make learning about the Periodic Table of the Elements accessible to students with visual impairments or blindness.

The tangible materials included with this study set complement APH's Periodic Table of the Elements Reference Chart and allow students to enhance their understanding of concepts consistent with the National Science Standards.

Inspired by Samir Azer, a science teacher at the Kentucky School for the Blind, this set can assist in the instruction and demonstration of concepts related to the arrangement of the periodic table, atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, and balancing of chemical equations to students who benefit from a hands-on, interactive model.

Special attention was given to make the materials tactually discriminable and visually appealing to the target population, yet appropriate for all students regardless of visual acuity:

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2013

Breaking Bad Periodic Table

The TV series Breaking Bad uses Br (35) and Ba (56) in the logo, and Beutler Ink have constructed a full periodic table or characters and 'additional elements':

Breaking Bad Periodic Table

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2014

Breaking Bad Periodic Table

More Breaking Bad PT images:

Breaking Bad

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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2015

Brielle, 3 Years Old, Recites The Periodic Table of Elements!

From Ellentube:

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2012

Building Block Elements

From Think Geek, element building blocks... so you can build your own PT Formulation:

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2007

Bus Periodic Table

A bus dressed as a Periodic Table used to advertise The Oxford Science Park:

And a Taxi:


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2011

Cartoon about The Elements

A cartoon about the elements from xkcd.com:

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2016

Chemistry Eye Chart

From Cascadia Press, an Eye Chart for Chemists:

Eye Chart

Thanks to Roy Alexander for the tip!

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2012

chemoDoku

Chemoline an on-line shop, based in Germany with a multilingual site (click the flag), sells various science artifacts that feature the periodic table.

The site also has an on-line chemical element version of Sudoku called chemoDoku, click to play:

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2012

Chemoline Shop

Chemoline is an on-line shop, based in Germany with a multilingual site (click the flag).

The shop sells various science artifacts. Several products feature the periodic table, including:

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2002

Chinese Character Periodic Tables

Chinese character periodic tables, here, here & here:

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2010

Circlon Model of Nuclear Structure & Periodic Table

The complete nature and description of The Circlon Model of Nuclear Structure is contained in the book The Other Theory of Nuclear Physics available from www.living-universe.com. However, for the purpose of understanding nuclear structure it is only necessary to assume that the components of nuclear structure (protons, mesons, and neutrons) are all composed of hollow, ring-shaped, mechanical particles called Circlons that are held together within the nucleus by their physical shapes.

Within the nucleus, the proton and the meson are always connected in a two piece unit called a Promestone. The proton encircles the ring-shaped body of the meson, and the neutrons fit inside of the meson's hollow body and can only be located at four places within the meson's body called nucleon receptors. A proton is always located at one of a meson's nucleon receptors. One Promestone makes up the nucleus of a hydrogen-1 atom and two Promestones plus two neutrons make up the helium-4 nucleus, also know as an alpha particle. An element's atomic number indicates the number of Promestones in its nucleus and an isotope's atomic weight indicates the total number of Promestones and neutrons in that particular nucleus.

Within the alpha particle that forms the center of each nucleus, a proton and a neutron are located at each junction where the two mesons intersect. However, when two mesons cross in other parts of the nucleus, each intersection can contain only one proton or one neutron (see nitrogen model above).

In the nucleon models displayed in each of the element boxes of the periodic table, the protons are represented by white circles and the neutrons are represented by white stars. The mesons are represented by ovals which take the color of the element that is formed by their addition to the nucleus:

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2010

Classical Periodic Table

A periodic table of the classical elements: air, fire, earth, water & aether available as a t-shirt:

 

Or, just air, fire, earth, water, the 'old school' elements from here:

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2014

Clock Periodic Table

Prof. Martyn Poliakoff of the University of Notting, and star of the Periodic Videos YouTube Channel, explains how he was given a periodic table clock by a Japanese School teacher... which he likes very much:

Clock PT

 

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed

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2012

Coat of Arms Periodic Table

Amy Gramour has created a version of the Periodic Table that presents a coat of arms for each element. The attributes of the coats of arms symbolize the electron configuration and other selected features of each element.

This PT is featured at Amy's website, www.amysmind2yourmind.com:

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2014

Coffee Table, Periodic Table Table

A Periodic Table Table - Coffee Table, from Bristol Design Forge via Folksy:

coffee table PT

coffee table PT

Thanks to Marcus Lynch for the tip!

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2016

Collective Work of Chemists

From an article on LinkedIn:

Twelve elements were known from the Ancient Times, and were described by Romans and Greeks. The remaining 106 elements have been discovered by scientists of 15 different countries during the last 4 centuries. In addition, 19 elements of those 106 (18%) have been co-discovered by researchers of two countries.

Although some of them (like Bromine or Thallium) were isolated separately at the same time by chemists of different nationalities within the race to discover new elements in 18th-21st centuries, most of them have been obtained since then through collaborative research, like the recently discovered Ununpentium, Ununseptium and Ununoctium.

Another example is the isolation of Radium and Polonium by the Polish Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her French husband, Pierre Curie.

Thus, Periodic Table is the result of a collective and long-term work of hundreds of scientists.

It is noteworthy to see that Russia and United States have discovered mainly artificial elements.

Collective Work of Chemists

Collective Work of Chemists

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2010

Compilation of Minimum and Maximum Isotope Ratios of Selected Elements

Documented variations in the isotopic compositions of some chemical elements are responsible for expanded uncertainties in the standard atomic weights published by the Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

This report summarizes reported variations in the isotopic compositions of 20 elements that are due to physical and chemical fractionation processes (not due to radioactive decay) and their effects on the standard atomic weight uncertainties. For 11 of those elements (hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, silicon, sulfur, chlorine, copper, and selenium), standard atomic weight uncertainties have been assigned values that are substantially larger than analytical uncertainties because of common isotope abundance variations in materials of natural terrestrial origin. For 2 elements (chromium and thallium), recently reported isotope abundance variations potentially are large enough to result in future expansion of their atomic weight uncertainties. For 7 elements (magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, palladium, and tellurium), documented isotope-abundance variations in materials of natural terrestrial origin are too small to have a significant effect on their standard atomic weight uncertainties.

Compilation of Minimum and Maximum Isotope Ratios of Selected Elements in Naturally Occurring Terrestrial Materials and Reagents

This report is available as a pdf.

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Water Resources Investigation Report 01-4222

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2002

Corning Museum of Glass Periodic Table

A periodic table made from glassware at the Corning Museum of Glass:

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2014

Correspondences Between The Classical Thomson Problem and The Periodic Table of The Elements

By Tim (TJ) LaFave, a very detailed pdf discussing the correspondences between the classical Thomson Problem and the Periodic Table of the Elements. You will need to click thru and zoom in:

classical Thomson Problem and the Periodic Table

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2009

Crab Periodic Table

A crab PT. I know nothing about this, other than this photograph found on a blog:

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2012

Cupcakes, Periodic Table

From Kayla N. Green, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Texas Christian University) comes a periodic table constructed from cupcakes baked for Chemistry Week 2012:

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2014

Cutting Board Periodic Table

From Etsy, a Cutting Board periodic table:

Cutting Board

Thanks to Marcus Lynch for the tip!

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1831

Daubeny's Teaching Display Board of Atomic Weights

The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, has a display of Charles Daubeny's teaching materials from 1831, including a black painted wooden board with "SYMBOLS OF SIMPLE BODIES": symbols, atomic weights and names of elements in two columns, and a small pile of cubes with element symbol.

Note that some of the numbers seem very strange to our eyes: carbon is given as 6 (rather than 12) and oxygen 8 (not 16), while others correspond with modern values remarkably well, chlorine is given as 36 rather than 35.5.

Daubeny's weights (along with the modern mass) are given:

Daubeny's SYMBOLS OF SIMPLE BODIES (1831)
O 8 (16.0) Oxygen K 40 (39.1) Potassium
Cl 36 (35.5) Chlorine Na 24 (23.0) Sodium
Fl 19 (19.0) Fluorine Ca 20 (40.1) Calcium
B 80 (79.9) Bromine Mg 12 (24.3) Magnesium
I 124 (127) Iodine Si 8 (28.1) Silicon
H 1 (1.01) Hydrogen Al 10 (27.0) Aluminium
N 14 (14.0) Nitrogen Fe 28 (55.8) Iron
C 6 (12.0) Carbon Cu 64 (63.5) Copper
S 16 (32.1) Sulphur Pb 104 (207) Lead
P 16 (31.0) Phosphorus Hg 200 (200.6) Mercury

Check out the virtual tour of the museum, here. The display of Daubeny's teaching materials can be found in the basement, here.

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2007

Periodic Table of Death Metal

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2013

Don't Trust Atoms...

From Facebook... or buy the T-Shirt:

don't trust atoms

never trust atoms

Thanks to Marcus Lynch for the tip!

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2011

Dufour's Periodic Tree: Two Short Films

Elsewhere in this database we can see the 1990 Dufour's Periodic Tree, now two short films have been made about this 3D formulation, here & here:

 

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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2004

Electron Overjump Periodic Table

Here are some origional periodic table ideas, including history and electron overjumpings by Oleg Aleksandrov, from here.

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2011

Element Game

Rose, a cute & smart 2 year old girl showing her excellent knowledge of the Periodic Table:

tnx to Boing Boing for the tip

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2005

Painting of The Elements

From Gabrielle David's website, here, a painting called Elements, inspired by Melinda Green's Periodic Fractal formulation of 1995:

  • The tiniest ball in the center is hydrogen, the next helium, lithium, etc.
  • Colors indicate the chemical group.

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1970

Elements According to Relative Abundance

A 1970 periodic table by Prof. Wm. F. Sheehan of the University of Santa Clara that claims to show the elements according to relative abundance at the Earth's surface.

Click here to see the full size version with a little more text:

 

However, this author disputes the relative areas given to the various elements; there is almost no helium at the Earth's surface, for example.

Below is a conventional PT representation of the relative abundance of the elements in the Earth's crust taken from Mark Winter's WebElements website:

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2003

Elements by Orbital

From elsewhere in Mark Leach's Chemogenesis webbook:

Madelung's Rule tells us that the orbitals fill in the order n + l (lowest first). This gives the sequence:

Electronic structure can be illustrated adding electrons to boxes (to represent orbitals). This representation shows the Pauli exclusion principle, the aufbau principle and Hund's rule in action.

There are some subtle effects with the d block elements chromium, Cr, and copper, Cu. Hund's rule of maximum multiplicity lowers the energy of the 3d orbital below that of the the 4s orbital, due to the stabilisation achieved with a complete and spherically symmetric set of five 3d orbitals containing five or ten electrons. Thus,

  • Chromium has the formulation: [Ar] 3d5 4s1 and not: [Ar] 3d4 4s2
  • Copper has the formulation: [Ar] 3d10 4s1 and not: [Ar] 3d9 4s2

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2011

Elements in Bottles Periodic Table

A nice web site with a physical periodic table of elements:

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1967

Elements of The Standard Model

The first step towards the Standard Model of particle physics was Glashow's 1960 discovery of a way to combine the electromagnetic and weak interactions. In 1967, Weinberg & Salam incorporated the Higgs mechanism, giving the standard model its modern form of: quarks leptons and bosons.

These diagrams are the periodic tables of elementry particle physics:

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1959

Elements Song by Tom Lehrer

Elements Song by Tom Lehrer, a version of the video showing the position of each element on the periodic table:

And, an even better one Theo Grey's periodic table:

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2011

The Elements Song by Tom Lehrer Periodic Table

Started by David Bradley of Sciencebase, a selection of songs about the Periodic Table including the classic Tom Lehrer track.

"An unusual periodic table in which each element represents a rendition of the classic Tom Lehrer song, The Elements, which has to be every chemist's favourite song, really. There are also a few ringers, see if you can spot them. But, more to the point there are major gaps...so what's you're favourite Elements rendition? Let me know via Twitter or Facebook. I'd be particularly interested to see personal recordings and renditions done for your own site, lab or special event. You can find the original lyrics here; the tune is that of G&S's "Major General" from The Pirates of Penzance.":

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2016

Elements Song Updated by Helen Arney

Tom Lehrer's Elements Song Updated by Helen Arney with all 118 elements [as known to Harvard, as they have been discovered], including the newest ones: nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson.

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2003

Elephant Periodic Table

The periodic table does not map to an elephant very well:

Click on the poster below to go to a large version:

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2009

enkana's Periodic Table

A nice periodic table with a simple graphic for each element by enkana:

enkana

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2012

Eric Scerri.com

ericscerri.com is the personal internet domain and website of Eric Scerri: chemist and leading philosopher of science specializing in the history and philosophy of the periodic table. He is founder and editor-in-chief of the international journal Foundations of Chemistry, which publishes academic papers concerned with the PT, and is the author of the respected book: The Periodic Table and Its Significance (Oxford University Press, 2007).

The website has links to all of Eric's extensive publications, including online video lectures and interviews and external links.

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2008

f--l--A--r--k's Fractal Periodic Table

A fractal periodic table by f--l--A--r--k:

After nearly a year of work and research, the Periodic Table is complete.

I have endeavored to the best of my ability to accurately represent each element as a fractal. The table itself is up to date with current findings and research as of 2008.

Each element has been individually rendered at a resolution of 3200 x 2400, and is available for a full-view in my gallery. Every fractal was designed, composed, and rendered using Apophysis and then the final assembly done with Photoshop.

Many thanks go to Tony (~atd85) for his assistance in rendering quite a few of these elements, and to my wife for her inspiration and encouragement:

f--l--A--r--k 1

f--l--A--r--k 2

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1996

First Ionisation Energy of The Elements

Periodic trend for ionization energy, for example Mg → Mg+ + e

Each period begins at a minimum for the alkali metals, and ends at a maximum for the noble gases. From Wikipedia:

Based on data from: Martin, W. C.; Wiese, W. L. (1996). Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Handbook. American Institute of Physics. ISBN 156396242X.

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2001

Funny Periodic Table

By Eric J Stone a Funny Periodic Table of chemical reactivity.

"This periodic table is unique -- it is informational, educational, and humorous at the same time. Arranged in the standard Mendeleev layout, this table depicts the elements interacting with each other in many interesting ways. The jokes are designed to impart useful information within the context of humor. Ideal for science buffs of all ages -- this is truly the periodic table for the masses. It can be appreciated by children and professionals alike. Children especially like the table, which draws them in with its funny vignettes. This poster is based on the original art of Slavomir Koys. The poster makes a great promotional item. Use it to promote your schools chemistry club or as science fair prizes":

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2008

Google Image Search Periodic Table

Davebug has made a periodic table using the top Google Image search result for each element. Cool and very www:

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2009

Graphic Representations of the Periodic System

Mary E. Saecker writes an article in Chemical Education Digital Library, Periodic Table Presentations and Inspirations: Graphic Representations of the Periodic System, that reviews some periodic table formunations.

The paper contains a link to this pdf file which gives templates and instructions for several print, cut-out & build periodic table formulations:

Supplement to: Periodic Table Presentations and Inspirations by Mary E. Saecker, J. Chem. Educ., 2009, 86, 1151.

Construction Directions A Cut-Out Chart of the Periodic System (Periodic Table Cylinder)

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2006

Group Numbering Systems

IUPAC


Phase State: Solid, Liquid, Gas at 20°C & 700°C

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2000

Haiku Periodic Table

A rather good Haiku periodic table... however this site has disappeared/moved. (If you know where it has gone, please let me know.)

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2001

Haiku Periodic Table

The excellent Periodic Table of Haiku has re-emerged from the 'Way Back" web-archive website.

 

A second 2009/10 Periodic Table of Haiku, from the University of Minnesota is available here.

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2013

Higgs Boson and Fundamental Particle/Force Periodic Tables

The Higgs boson sits at the heart of the Standard Model of particle physics, and so is at the centre of periodic table type representations of quarks, leptons and forces.

Three representations by the UCR Today, a video interview with Particle Fever editor Walter Murch: "The Higgs boson is kind of a MacGuffin" and from im9.eu:

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2011

Homenatge Als Elements

From Eugènia Balcells' blog (and translated using Google Translate):

TRIBUTE TO THE ELEMENTS was born as a counterpoint to the video-installation Eugènia Balcells often, a film without end where the trace elements that each emit light merges with the other and forming a true metaphor for origin of the universe.

Coinciding with the International Year of Chemistry, TRIBUTE TO THE ELEMENTS has been published in two formats: a poster in which each element is represented by its chemical symbol and its own emission spectrum and a version where each element, printed separately, part of a collection that can be stored as such or are available as a mural on a temporary or permanent exhibition space, as presented in the exposure:

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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2010

Imaginary Elements

An image of a Periodic Table Imaginary Elements by Russell Walks:

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2008

Instruments, Periodic Table of

A periodic table of various scientific instruments and techniques from Thermo Scientific and C&EN.

Download, zoom in & explore the interesting pdf file:

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1966

Periodic Table of Ions

From Concept of Chemical Periodicity: from Mendeleev Table to Molecular Hyper-Periodicity Patterns E. V. Babaev and Ray Hefferlin, here.

"One intriguing problem that arises from with the periodic table of atoms is the possibility of constructing periodic systems of ions, V. K. Grigorovich, Periodic Law of Mendeleev and Electronic Structure of Metals, Nauka Publ.: Moscow, 1966 (in Russian). An atom can be completely or partially ionized to a cation by removing electrons or transformed into an anion by the addition of new electrons. The energy required for a few consecutive ionisations of atoms is plotted against the atomic number. One can see that the curves are periodic, and hence it is possible to construct periodic tables for mono-, di-, and multi- charged cations. If we look at the dispositions of the maxima and minima of the curves and compare them with those for atoms, it becomes evident that the magic numbers of electrons for ions are the same as for neutral atoms. Therefore, the number of electrons (but not the charge of the nucleus) is responsible for the periodicity of ions."

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2012

iPhone, Periodic Table of

An article in Scientific American Digging for Rare Earths: The Mines Where iPhones Are Born.

"About 60 miles southwest of Las Vegas, in a mine some 500 feet deep, the beginnings of an iPhone come to life. But the sleek, shiny iPhone is far, far removed from the rocks pulled out of this giant hole, which looks like a deep crater on the moon. Inside the rocks from this mine are rare-earth minerals, crucial ingredients for iPhones, as well as wind turbines, hybrid cars, and night-vision goggles. Minerals such as neodymium are used in magnets that make speakers vibrate to create sound. Europium is a phosphor that creates a bright red on an iPhone screen. Cerium gets put into a solvent that workers use to polish devices as they move along the assembly line, etc.":

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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2013

Joke

Joke

Thanks to Marcus Lynch for the tip!

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2012

JR's Chemistry Set

For the iPhone and iPad, JR's Chemistry Set makes chemistry interesting and fun to learn. Based upon the innovative Rota Period, it is a handy and powerful reference tool for chemistry enthusiasts and practitioners at all ages and all levels.

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2010

Kabbalistic Periodic Table

A Kabbalistic periodic table from www.inner.org that attempts to link the PT with the Torah version of Genesis:

Kabbalistic

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2007

Kansas Periodic Table

The Kansas periodic table... with warnings... by the reDiscovery Institute.

Click the link, then on the top left hand side of the page go to Chemistry, then Just a Theory:

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2016

KAS Periodic Table

The KAS periodic table reproduces and depicts the nuclear properties of chemical elements. This periodic table depicts not only the trends of nuclear properties, but also reproduces their numerical values that remain very close to the experimental values (difference less than 4%).

The Segre Chart is based on the number of protons, Z, and the number of neutrons, N. It is like a library of nuclei and shows the recorded data only. The Segre Chart can not work when the number of neutrons is not given. But KAS Periodic Table works when the number of neutrons is not given.It does not require the number of neutrons to produce the results.This is a simple chart based on the number of protons of chemical element. We identify the following properties of elements:-

  • Location that remains near the Neutron Dripline of element.
  • Location that remains very close to stable or long-lived isotopes of the element. Location that remains near the Proton Dripline of element.
  • In the case of superheavy  elements, we identify which Compound Nuclei are involved in the Hot Fusion reaction and which Compound Nuclei are involved in the Cold Fusion reaction.
  • We see the r-process path and assess the r-process abundance.
  • The pattern of abundance of chemical elements.
  • We identify which elements are the product of exothermal fusion.
  • We identify the location of isotope on the basis of two-neutron separation energy.
  • Nuclear binding energy trend. Beta decay trend.
  • We see the Straight Line of Nuclear Stability.
  • Empirical Law discovered.
  • Periodicity in the nuclear properties.
  • We can compare the nuclear properties of an element with the nuclear properties of almost all the chemical elements.

Read more here, here and here.

KAS Periodic Table

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2010

Periodic Table of Periodic Tables

Keaggy, of www.keaggy.com, has put together a rather cool 'Periodic Table of Periodic Tables', clearly using this web site as one of the major resources:

 

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2010

Khipu or Quipu Periodic Table

The Khipu or Quipu or Talking Knot Periodic Table, developed by Julio Antonio Gutierrez Samanez.

Google translated from the Spanish pdf file:

"As a result of bringing together each pair of periods in a single function or binod, the author has found a new regular on the subject, which has been defined as a new quantum number, since the number of orders or regulations binod growth elements in the table, under the appearance of pairs of new types of quantum structures or periods whose organization responds to a simple mathematical function: a parable of the type Y = 4 X ^ 2 - In this case report: a) That the strings correspond to pairs of periods or binod and knots are double for items with orbital s (in red), six nodes for p in orange, 10 yellow d knots and 14 knots for green f . b) That in each binod or rope, appear regularly in pairing mode or dual, new quantum or orbital structures, such as moving from within the orbital previous binod.":

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2009

KU Leuven Periodic Table

On the ground floor of the Universiteitshal (University Hall) of KU Leuven in Belgium is a physical periodic table.

Each element can be explored from this page:

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1934

Leningrad Monument To The Periodic Table

Leningrad monument to the periodic table, located near to the main chamber of weights and measures, 1934 (from van Spronsen):

From Wikipedia:

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2014

Letters & Words Periodic Table

By Claude Ziad Bayeh:

Words Periodic Table

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2010

Lewis Octet Periodic Table

A periodic table showing the outer shell of valence electrons associated with Lewis atoms:

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2012

Magnetic Periodic Table

By Particle Zoo, sellers of Higgs Boson and Anticharm Quark soft toys, comes a magnetic periodic table which you can arrange into any formulation you like!

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2012

Mathematical Expression of Mendeleev’s Periodic Law

Valery Tsimmerman, of the ADOMAH Tetrahedron periodic table formulation and the Perfect Periodic Table website, presents a Mathematical Expression of Mendeleev’s Periodic Law:

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1974

Mazurs' PT Formulation Analysis

In his 1974 book Edward G. Mazurs (2nd edition) Graphic Representations of the Periodic System During One Hundred Years, University of Alabama Press gives a comprehensive analysis of periodic table formulations.

Mazurs identifies most PT formulations as being:

  • Spiral
  • Plane lemniscate
  • Concentric circles
  • Helix on a cylinder
  • Helix on a cone
  • Space lemniscate
  • Space concentric circles

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2009

Meet the Elements

"Meet the Elements", is a song & video from They Might be Giants, on bOING bOING:

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1997

Memory Pegs Periodic Table

On John Pratt's website there is a periodic table of Memory Pegs.

"Each picture in this periodic table is designed to remind you of the element's name, atomic number, and abbreviation. Point to the element to see its name and number. Click on the element for more explanation and then Back to return to the table. There is also an explanation of how to use the pictures as memory pegs. You can also see the name and number of the element by pointing to it and reading the address in the status window at the bottom. At least memorize the first twenty! Each of those first 20 also has a unique color which can also be used for memorizing a list of twenty objects by associating a color with each.":

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1891

Mendeleev's Properties of The Chemical Elements

Scanned from the first English edition of Dmitrii Mendeleev's Principles of Chemistry (translated from the Russian fifth edition) a table showing the periodicity of the properties of many chemical elements, taken from the Wikipedia from where a 2116 x 2556 version is available, or here.

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2012

Mnemonic Periodic Table Song

By Ballroom Jam, a mnemonic song to help memorise the chemical elements:

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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1944

Müller's Tree System

In 1944 Müller produced a formulation based on Darwin's tree of life (from van Spronsen):

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2012

Mug Periodic Table

From www.msmugs.com, a coffee mug with the periodic table of the elements with the elements Lu and Lr correctly positioned... and a gift from Chris H.:

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2013

Music Notes of Periodic Table

By Claude Bayeh, a Musical Notes formulation:

Music Notes of Periodic Table

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2015

Names of the Chemical Elements in Chinese

An interesting Language Log web page that discusses the chemical elements in chinese.

Names of the chemical elements in Chinese

Thanks to Marcus Lynch for the tip!

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2010

Neutronic Schema of the Elements

The Neutronic Schema of the Elements, with LATIN NOTATION by Families and Groups, by Earth/matriX, Science Today, 11" x 17" laminated, color, shows each element of the periodic table with its notation in Latin letters instead of their historically accidental names and symbols:

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2013

New Periodic Table Song (In Order)

By AsapSCIENCE, an updated Periodic Table Song, with the elements in order:

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1991

Non-Scientist's Periodic Table

By John T Hortenstine Jr. of the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, The Non-Scientists Concept of the Periodic Table of the Elements, for example "Zirconium, in Fake Diamonds", etc.

Click here for the big version.

Non Scientist PT

Non Scientist PT

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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2011

Oortkuiper's Periodic Table Rap

"Many people have heard of Tom Lehrer's 'The Elements' song. One day I decided to search for it online to memorise some stuff about the elements and found out that Daniel 'Harry Potter' Radcliffe had recently recited it on TV. I wondered what he (and the viewers) might have learnt about the elements by listening to it but shock horror... after listening I realised the song hadn't actually told me anything about The Periodic Table, except what's on it! So I decided to do my own song, specifically about The Periodic Table."

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2009

Orbitron Gallery of Atomic Orbitals

The Orbitron gallery of atomic orbitals is a poster available from Mark Winter's Web Elements:

The orbitron web page is here.

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2010

Periodic Arch of The Elements

Cynthia K. Whitney of Galilean Electrodynamics writes: "In his paper Explaining the periodic table, and the role of chemical triad, Eric Scerri mentioned the existence of at least four different candidate places for Hydrogen: Group 1 (alkali metals - Lithium, etc.), Group 17 (halogens - Fluorine, etc.), Group 14 (Carbon, etc.), or off the Periodic Table entirely, because it is so odd! The four-fold multiplicity (and maybe more) of candidate places for Hydrogen triggered in me the following thought: the excessive multiplicity of candidate places may have to do with the rectangular nature of the Periodic Tables under consideration there." Read more in this pdf file.

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2001

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2007

Periodic Table Rock outtake three

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2009

Periodic Table Table

A Periodic Table Table from Wake Forest Univerity, North Carolina:

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2016

Philatelic Table of The Elements

I created and first displayed [this Philatelic Table of the Elements] at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego last month.

The table has been assembled with each element is represented by a single (or in a few cases a pair) of postage stamps. The table offers a platform for discussions of people, places, sources and applications associated with 114 elements. A total of 73 stamp issuing entities are represented. The table runs from hydrogen, with a North Vietnamese stamp celebrating the test of first Chinese H bomb, to livermorium, represented by a Soviet issue marking the 25th anniversary of the Nuclear Research Institute at Dubna. The table travels from Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni (lithium) to the Enewetak Atoll of the Marshall Islands (einsteinium) and spotlights environmental impacts of phosphate extraction in Nauru and lead mining in Peru. Discoverers and inventors from Moissan and Soddy to Auer and the Curies are met along the way. A range of applications including cesium formate brines in North Sea oil and gas drilling, indium in solar energy conversion, lanthanum in electric cars and technetium in positron emission tomographic medical imaging is included.

Eventually, my aim is to produce a book which includes an essay for each element and stamp. I have made significant headway with the writing but there is much still to be done.

Larry French
Baker Professor of Chemistry
St. Lawrence University

Click here for full size version

Philatelic periodic table

AN ELEMENT COUNTRY TOPIC
1 Hydrogen North Vietnam Test of Chinese Hydrogen Bomb
2 Helium U.S.S.R. Tokamak Fusion Reactor
3 Lithium Bolivia Salar de Uyulni Salt Flats
4 Berylium Brazil Emeralds
5 Boron Turkey Colmanite CaB3O4(OH)3 . H2O
6 Carbon Angola Blood Diamonds
7 Nitrogen France Alkaloids, Quinine Discovery
8 Oxygen Israel Heavy Oxygen Isotopes Plant
9 Fluorine France Moissan Discovery of F
10 Neon U.S.A. Las Vegas Neon Sign
11 Sodium Turks and Caicos Salt Cay
12 Magnesium France Victor Grignard
13 Aluminum Greenland Cryolite Na3AlF6 Hall-Heroult Process
14 Silicon Swaziland Havelock Asbestos Mine
15 Phosphorus Nauru Phosphate Mining
16 Sulfur Poland Sulfur Production
17 Chlorine Cambodia DDT Insecticide
18 Argon Sweden Argon Compounds in Crab Nebula
19 Potassium East Germany Liebig Plant Nutrients
20 Calcium Aden Lime Burning
21 Scandium Norway Thortveitite (Sc,Y)2Si2O
22 Titanium Senegal Titanium Dredging
23 Vanadium Rep. S. Africa Vanadium Mining
24 Chromium Zimbabwe Chromite
25 Manganese Spain Catalan Mn Emission Spectrum
26 Iron Sierra Leone Marampa Iron Mine
27 Cobalt Canada Cobalt-60 Radiation Therapy
28 Nickel New Caledonia Garnier and Nickel Mining
29 Copper Chile Copper Conference, Copper Sulfide Structure
30 Zinc Belgium Dony Zinc Purification
31 Gallium U.S.S.R. Mendeleev's Notes
32 Germanium U.S.A. Transistors
33 Arsenic Germany Erlich Salvarsan Arsenical Drug Syphillus
34 Selenium Sweden Berzelius Selenium Sample Electron Microscopic View
35 Bromium Israel Dead Sea Salt Works World's Largest Bromine Supplier
36 Krypton France Krypton Emission Line Definition of Meter
37 Rubidium East Germany Kirchhoff Dicoverer Rubidium
38 Strontium Liechtenstein Strontianit SrCO3
39 Yttrium Japan Yttrium in Superconducting Materials
40 Zirconium French Antarctic Zircons
41 Niobium Uganda Columbite (Fe,Mn)Nb2O6
42 Molbdenum North Korea Molybdenum Mining
43 Technetium U.K. Technetium-99m Medical Imaging
44 Ruthenium Bophuthatwana Plantium Minerals Industry
45 Rhodium Algeria Air Pollution, Catalytic Converters
46 Palladium Czechoslovakia Slovnaft Petrochemicals, Palladium Catalyts
47 Silver Mexico World's Largest Silver Producer
48 Cadmium Hungary Greenockite CdS Mineral
49 Indium Australia CIGS Solar Cells
50 Tin Thailand Tin Mining
51 Antimony China Stibnite Sb2S3 Mineral
52 Tellurium Romania Franz-Joseph Muller Disovery Tellurium
53 Iodine India Iodine Deficiency
54 Xenon East Germany Xenon Anaesthesiology
55 Cesium Norway Cesium Formate Drilling Fluid North Sea Oil Rig
56 Barium Greece Barite BaSO4 Mineral
57 Lanthanum Cuba Battery Applications Electric Cars
58 Cerium Sweden Berzelius Discovery of Cerium
59 Praseodymium Uganda Monazite Source of Praseodymium
60 Neodymium Japan Eruption Volume and Neodymium Isotopes Unzen Volcano
61 Promethium Czech Republic Promethium Anticipated by Bohuslav Brauner
62 Samarium Taiwan Neutron Capture/Attenuation Nuclear Reactor Control Rods
63 Europium Uruguay Compact Fluroescent Lighting
64 Gadolinium Finland Johan Gadolin
65 Terbium Mozambique Euxenite Source of Terbium
66 Dysprosium Italy Applications in Sonar Systems
67 Holmium China Chinese Rare Earths Mining Industry
68 Erbium Switzerland Fiber Optics
69 Thulium France Thulium Lasers and Eye Surgeries
70 Ytterbium India Rare Earths Plant
71 Lutetium East Germany Recent Redating of Earth's Crust Using Lutetium Isotopes
72 Hafnium Sweden George de Hevesy Discovery Hafnium/Medical Imaging
73 Tantalum Slovakia Electron Density Isoline Crystalline Ta-Ge-Te Alloy
74 Tungsten Spain Bicentenial Tungsten Discovery Juan and Fausto Elhuyar
75 Rhenium U.S.S.R. Kotelnikova Rh-Rh Linkage
76 Osmium Austria Carl Auer Osmium Lamp
77 Iridium Mexico Iridium and Alvarez Extinction Hypothesis Yucatan Meteorite
78 Platinum Columbia Initial Discovery of Platinum
79 Gold Ghana Gold Mining
80 Mercury Hungary Paracelcus and Alchemical Symbol for Hg
81 Thallium Macedonia Lorandite TlAsS2 mineral
82 Lead Peru Galena PbS Mineral
83 Bismuth Bolivia Bismutina Bi2S3 Mineral
84 Polonium Cameroon Pierre Curie Co-discovery Polonium
85 Astatine Spain Production of Astatine at CERN
86 Radon Italy Radon Releases to Predict Earthquakes?
87 Francium France Discovery by Frederic and Irene Joliot-Curie
88 Radium Poland Discovery by Marie Sklodowska Curie
89 Actinium Zaire Trace Quantities of Actinium in Pitchblende
90 Thorium Austria Auer's Throrium Mantle Gas Lamp
91 Protactinium Sweden Partial Credit for Discovery of Protactinium
92 Uranium West Germany Uranium Fission
93 Neptunium United Nations Fallout from Above Ground Nuclear Tests
94 Plutonium Israel Breeder Reactors
95 Americium Ukraine Chernobyl Fallout
96 Curium Madagascar Curies in Lab
97 Berkelium Rep. of Guinee Ernest Lawrence Discovery Berkelium with Cyclotron
98 Californium Egypt Neutron Source for Mine and Explosives Detection Sytems
99 Einsteinium Rep. Marshal Islands Ivy Mike Test Enewetak Atoll First Production Element 99
100 Fermium Italy Enrico Fermi (with famous mistake in equation on board)
101 Mendelevium U.S.S.R. Produced via Bombardment of Einsteinium by Alpha Particles
102 Nobelium Hungary First Produced at Dubna Atomic Research Institute
103 Lawrencium St. Vincent Lawrence with First Cyclotron
104 Rutherfordium New Zealand Electrons Orbiting Rutherford's Head!
105 Dubnium Poland Dubna Institute #2
106 Seaborgium U.S.S.R. Dubna Institute #3
107 Bohrium Denmark Niels Bohr
108 Hassium U.S.S.R. IUPAC Settles Naming Disputes
109 Meitnerium Austria Lise Meitner
110 Darmstadtium Canada Prepared by Firing Nickel into Lead
111 Roentgenium Egypt Roentgen and Discovery of X-Rays
112 Copernicium Mexico Prepared by Firing Zn into Lead
114 Flerovium Russia Russian Nuclear Scientist
116 Livermorium U.S.S.R. Dubna Institute #4

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2005

Pictures, Periodic Table of

By Keith Enevoldsen, a Periodic Table of The Elements in Pictures:

 

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1984

The Planiverse Periodic Table by A K Dewdney (1984). The Planiverse is set in a 2-D universe that somehow enters into resonance with ours, enabling a computing professor (which Dewdney is) and his class to follow the adventures and scientific education of the hero Yendred (Dewdney backwards).

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2008

Polymer Periodic Table

"The Periodic Table of the elements by Mendeleev was a historic achievement in chemistry and enabled chemists to see the relationship between structure and properties of the basic elements. Polymers also have a strong relationship between structure and properties and this ‘Periodic Table of Polymers’ is a first attempt to provide a simple codification of the basic polymer types and structures. The diversity of polymer types makes it impossible to include all of the variations in one simple table and this table only includes the most common polymers. At this stage the Table only includes the most common thermoplastics but it will be extended in the future to include thermosets and potentially rubbers and alloys/blends."

Download the pdf file.

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2007

Periodic Table Stamp, from Spain

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1975

Primo Levi's Elements

Primo Levi's elements, from his book The Periodic Table:



Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed

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2015

Protein Complexes, Periodic Table of

The Periodic Table of Protein Complexes, developed by researchers in the UK and published in the in the journal Science (Dec 11, 2015), offers a new way of looking at the enormous variety of structures that proteins can build in nature. More importantly, it suggests which ones might be discovered next and how entirely novel structures could be engineered. Created by an interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Wellcome Genome Campus and the University of Cambridge, the Table provides a valuable tool for research into evolution and protein engineering.

Read more on Kurzweil and Wild Types (ASBMB Today).

Protein Complexes

Protein Complexes

Thanks to Bob Bruner for the tip!

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2002

Protein Structure Periodic Tables

From a paper by W. R. Taylor, A 'Periodic Table' for Protein Structures, Nature, 2002 Apr 11;416(6881):657-60

Abstract:

Current structural genomics programs aim systematically to determine the structures of all proteins coded in both human and other genomes, providing a complete picture of the number and variety of protein structures that exist. In the past, estimates have been made on the basis of the incomplete sample of structures currently known. These estimates have varied greatly (between 1,000 and 10,000; see for example refs 1 and 2), partly because of limited sample size but also owing to the difficulties of distinguishing one structure from another. This distinction is usually topological, based on the fold of the protein; however, in strict topological terms (neglecting to consider intra-chain cross-links), protein chains are open strings and hence are all identical. To avoid this trivial result, topologies are determined by considering secondary links in the form of intra-chain hydrogen bonds (secondary structure) and tertiary links formed by the packing of secondary structures. However, small additions to or loss of structure can make large changes to these perceived topologies and such subjective solutions are neither robust nor amenable to automation. Here I formalize both secondary and tertiary links to allow the rigorous and automatic definition of protein topology.

This work has been developed by Efrosini Moutevelis and Derek N. Woolfson in their paper A Periodic Table of Coiled-Coil Protein Structures, J. Mol. Biol. (2009) 385, 726–732.

Abstract:

Coiled coils are protein structure domains with two or more ?-helices packed together via interlacing of side chains known as knob-into-hole packing. We analysed and classified a large set of coiled-coil structures using a combination of automated and manual methods. This led to a systematic classification that we termed a "periodic table of coiled coils", which we have made available here. In this table, coiled-coil assemblies are arranged in columns with increasing numbers of α-helices and in rows of increased complexity. The table provides a framework for understanding possibilities in and limits on coiled-coil structures and a basis for future prediction, engineering and design studies.

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2012

QR Coded Audio Periodic Table of the Elements

The QR coded Audio Periodic Table of the Elements by Vasco D. B. Bonifa?cio, REQUIMTE, Chemistry Department, Faculdade de Cie?ncias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal. Email: vbb@fct.unl.pt.

From the paper in The Journal of Chemical Education "A quick response coded audio periodic table of the elements (QR-APTE) was developed using free online resources. The potential of QR-APTE was tested using a smart phone and is envisaged to become a truly powerful tool to teach chemistry to blind and visually impaired students under a mobile-learning environment":

 

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2007

The Periodic Table Rap (written and performed by NOVA)

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2010

Recipe For A Human Shirt

By Sean Fallon and available from Fashionably Geek, A Recipe For Humans Shirt:

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2007

Periodic Table of Rock

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2013

RSC Visual Elements Periodic Table: Alchemy

From the RSC Website: "Alchemists are often described as the first chemists. They developed an extraordinary language (rather than the chemical symbols we use today) to describe all manner of things, from chemical reactions to philosophical tenets. Click on ‘What is Alchemy?’ to learn about the three aims of the alchemists. Click on each of the alchemical symbols for more information and to see alternative symbols."

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2009

Russian Periodic Table

A modern Russian periodic table using the Mendeleeve formulation:

An older version of the same formulation (date unknown, 1950s?), from here:

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2010

Science Museum Lockers

From Kotaku:

While visiting the Nagoya City Science Museum, Twitter user Kantaku noticed something very cool, the coin lockers.

The name of each element is written below each symbol in Japanese, allowing visitors to store their belongings in Helium, Calcium, Oxygen, Potassium and more.

The number of each locker corresponds to the element. So, locker 21 is Scandium as it's the twenty-first element on the periodic table. Locker 3? It's Lithium, like it is on the periodic table, and so on. Dibs on Krypton!

Science Museum Lockers

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed

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1945

Segré Chart of Elements & Isotopes

The Segré chart of elements and isotopes arranges atomic nuclei by numbers or protons and numbers of neutrons and is a table of nuclides. There are various ways the axes can be arranged. From elsewhere in this chemogenesis web book:

And from Wikipedia:

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2013

Shapes Periodic Table

By ScienceIsGolden.com comes the Periodic Table of Shapes. The site is worth clicking around, as there is a lot of good PT stuff to find:

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2013

Simplest Periodic Table

No numbers, just dots by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh.

Each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters:

Dots

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1998

The Simpsons Periodic Table

A Periodic Table from the Simpsons... look closely and it is not quite as expected...

Lisa Gets an "A" Season Ten (1998-1999) - 23 Episodes [204-226] Episode 210 Original Airdate on FOX: 22-Nov-1998

Skinner:       We can buy =real= periodic tables instead of these promotional ones from Oscar Meyer.

Krabappel:    Who can tell me the atomic weight of bolognium?

Martin:         Ooh ... delicious?

Krabappel:    Correct. I would also accept snacktacular.

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2000

Sistema Peryodico

A famous Spanish periodic table with puns/jokes on the element names. (Click here for a larger version.)

  • For example, in Spanish hydrogen is "Hidrogen" which is made up from the root words "water" and "genius"... hence the genie from Aladdin.
  • Likewise, the Spanish for chromium, "Cromo" is the same as the word for stamp... hence a picture of a stamp.

This is one for Spanish speaking chemists!

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2005

Smart Elements

Smart Elements, at smart-elements.com, is a company selling physical samples of chemical elements for research, education & collection.

  • High purity Elements for Science, Laboratory and Education
  • High-End element samples for collectors, museums, lectures and exhibitions
  • Free picture service for educational purposes
  • Professional advisory service
  • Purchase of Elements

Smart Elements sell numerous examples of all the naturally occuring elements. For example they sell 26 copper, Cu, products including samples in acrylic blocks, vials and bottles:

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2008

Snelson Atom

"Kenneth Snelson's Portrait of an Atom is a multi-media artwork that [attempts to] describe the atom's electronic architecture. If you happen to have a rapid prototype printer this STL file can be downloaded free for creating a desktop model at any preferred size of the Snelson atom."

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2013

Spectraphonic Periodic Table

Relax and enjoy the Spectraphonic Periodic Table of the Elements, the first and only periodic table where you may hear the characteristic light signature (spectra) of each element dropped forty octaves into the auditory range. Hear the sounds of the atoms. Experience the building blocks of reality… of the Universe… of You.:

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2013

Spider Chart of The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

A Spider Chart linking together various ideas about the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements by Roy Alexander (of Alexander Arrangement fame).

Click here to embiggen the image:

Spider Chart

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2008

Spiral Periodic Table

A spiral periodic table available as a poster, binder, cup, T-shirt, etc. by Vectoria:

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2013

Stardust Periodic Table of The Elements

Inspired by Carl Sagan, Stardust Elements introduces a display case of the periodic table of the elements with real high purity samples:

Stardust Elements

Stardust Elements

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2009

Steve Jensen's "In-Finite Form"

"I'm a figurative sculptor, living in Minneapolis MN. A few years ago, while looking at a two dimensional version of the periodic table, I too wondered if it would be possible to create a Periodic Table without any visual breaks in its numerical sequence. Although I had never seen anything other than the rectangular flat table, I thought I might be able to solve this spatial continuity problem three dimensionally. I also wanted to limit myself to using a 3-D "line" that had no sudden changes in direction. After coming up with what I thought was a new and unique sculptural resolution, I put the project aside. Only recently (after re-building my paper model out of a translucent material) did I do some research on the web, and immediately recognized the strong likeness between my version and the Alexander Arrangement. Even more surprising was my models' visual similarity to Crookes' figure eight design from some 111 years ago.

"Although there are obviously many inventive and well thought out responses to this design challenge, I believe that my solution is a unique one, and an improvement over some of the previous three dimensional forms. The "line" of my model allows for contiguous numerical placement of all the symbols (while maintaining group continuity along its vertical axis), even as the shape of its plan view makes visual reference to the well-known symbol for infinity. What's more, in my version, the Lanthanide & Actinide series do not occupy a separate field but are fully integrated into the continuous linear flow. This piece, which I've entitled "In-Finite Form" speaks to the mystery of the endless flow of space, even as it folds back onto itself within the confines of a finite system."

Steve Jensen ©September 2009

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2009

Sweater With Periodic Table

A sweater with a periodic table and stitch pattern details, as seen on the This and That blog:

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2014

Table Lab

The Table Lab with several Periodic Tables:

Animal, Cat, Christmas, Crayon, Dinosaur, Dog, Farm, Mixology, Sushi Bar & USA... as well as Classic:

Table Lab

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed

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2014

Table of Organic Chemicals and Their Smells

A table of organic chemicals and their smells:

Organic Chemistry Smells

Thanks to Marcus Lynch for the tip!

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2013

Twitter Handle Periodic Table

From Stuart Cantrill of Chemical Connections:

So, you're a chemist and you've finally decided to find out what all the fuss is about with this thing called Twitter. You decide to sign up, but, for whatever reason, you don't fancy using your own name. Maybe an element; that would be cool wouldn't it?

You are a chemist after all. Maybe you work with Grubbs' catalyst a lot, and you like the idea of being @ruthenium. Or perhaps Stille/Suzuki/Heck couplings are your thing and so @palladium seems appropriate.

Not into metals? Well why not @fluorine, @helium or @bromine?

Well, I'm sorry to report that all of those are taken, but there are 114 named elements (we're ignoring those ununelementium placeholder names) to choose from. Surely some of the more exotic elements must be there for the taking?

Well, no. Gone. All of 'em.

Thought you'd sneak in and claim one of the two newest additions to the periodic table @flerovium or @livermorium? Sorry, you've been beaten.

Here is the periodic table of Twitter, with all the accounts linked:

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2004

Periodic Tables in Two Hundred Languages

Periodic Tables of the Elements in Two Hundred Languages:

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2013

Underground Map of the Elements

By Dr Mark Lorch of the University of Hull, an Underground Map of the Elements.

From here: "My son loves trains. So I came up with a train related twist to an inspection of the periodic table. We sat and cut up a copy of the table and then rearranged each element as a 'station' on an underground rail system. Each line represents a characteristic shared by the elements on that line":

Underground Map of the Elements

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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2007

University of Jaén (Spain) Wall Mural Periodic Table

From November of 2007 a large Periodic Table placed on the main facade of Sciences Building in the University of Jaén (Spain) welcome everybody.

The table was made in honor of Mendeleev on the 100 aniversary of his death and on the occasion of the Spanish Year of Science according to the concept and design of the Spanish Chemist Antonio Marchal Ingrain, who was inspired in a postage stamp launched that year in Spain.

The artistic mural is composed of 117 tiles of 20 x 30 cm, one for each of the elements known to date, reaching a final dimensions of 2.8 x 3.6 meters. Apart from the traditional information with which students are familiar, such as the atomic number, atomic mass and the chemical symbol of the element, each of the ceramics incorporate information concerning the meaning of its name in Latin or Greek, the year and the name of the person or group of people who discovered it or isolated.

Dr. Antonio Marchal, UNIVERSITY OF JAÉN, SPAIN

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2016

Valentine Periodic Table

A Valentine Periodic Table by Claude Bayeh:

Valentine Periodic Table by Claude Bayeh

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2017

Venn Diagram of the Chemical Elements and the United States

A rather nice Venn diagram showing the intersection of the chemical element symbols and the States of the Union (based on an origional found at I Love Charts):



Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed

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2014

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Periodic Table

From the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening ceremony, a Russian periodic table. See the whole video on RuTube.

Olympic PT

Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.

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2012

Wonderful Life with the Elements

From the Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face, available from Amazon.

In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an element's beard to the clothes on its back. You'll also learn about each element's discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats—or explodes—in water.

There is also a full review with more images from Wired.

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1998

Wooden Periodic Table Table

Theodore Gray's Wooden Periodic Table Tablea wooden table that incorporates a periodic table – is a treasure trove, both on the web and in reality (his office).

The web site contains over 12 gig of data and beautiful images. Explore!

 

 

Theo's new site is periodictable.com.

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2010

World's Smallest Periodic Table

The World's Smallest Periodic Table:

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