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The INTERNET Database of Periodic Tables

There are thousands of periodic tables in web space, but this is the only comprehensive database of periodic tables & periodic system formulations. If you know of an interesting periodic table that is missing, please contact the database curator: Mark R. Leach Ph.D.

Use the drop menus below to search & select from the more than 1100 Period Tables in the database:

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The 8 Periodic Tables most recently added to the database:

2020   Periodic Ziggurat of The Elements
1969   Mendeleevian Conference, Periodicity and Symmetries in the Elementary Structure of Matter
1874   von Richter's Periodic System of the Elements
2018   Christmas Periodic Table of Substances
2019   Schmiermund's The Discovery of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements
1948   Hakala's Electronic Orbital Filling
1885   Klieber's Cosmochemical Periodic Table
1891   Wendt's Generation-Tree of the Elements


2020

Periodic Ziggurat of The Elements

By René Vernon, the Periodic Ziggurat of the Elements. Click to enlarge:

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1969

Mendeleevian Conference, Periodicity and Symmetries in the Elementary Structure of Matter

Atti del Convegno mendeleeviano : periodicità e simmetrie nella struttura elementare della materia : Torino-Roma, 15-21 settembre 1969 / [editor M. Verde] Torino : Accademia delle Scienze di Torino ; Roma : Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1971 VIII, 460 p.

Google Translate: Proceedings of the Mendeleevian Conference: periodicity and symmetries in the elementary structure of matter: Turin-Rome, 15-21 September 1969 / [editor M. Verde] Turin: Turin Academy of Sciences; Rome: National Academy of the Lincei, 1971 VIII, 460 p.

From the Internet Archive, the scanned book. Papers are in Italian & English.

For the 100th Anniversary of Mendeleev's iconic periodic table, a conference was held to look at (review) the elementary structure of matter. The 1960s saw huge developments in particle physics, including the theory of quarks. Papers were presented by many notable scientists including John Archibald Wheeler and the Nobel laureates: Emilio Segrè & Murray Gell-Mann.




Thanks to René for the tip!

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1874

von Richter's Periodic System of the Elements

From page 244 of A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Victor von Richter, Published by Blakiston (US ed. in English, 1885). The full text (scanned) is available from archive.org. The first edition was published in 1874 in German. von Richter was was from the Baltic region, in the the Russian empire at the time.

von Richter's work is almost certainly the first chemistry textbook based on the periodic system. Many (indeed most) modern Inorganic Chemistry texts follow this format, but NOT the Chemogenesis web book!

von Richter, writes:





Thanks to René for the tip!

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2018

Christmas Periodic Table of Substances

By Tom Gauld for New Scientist 22/29 December 2018 pp90:

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2019

Schmiermund's The Discovery of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Torsten Schmiermund's book: The Discovery of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (Springer, in German)

Google Translate:

150 years ago, in 1869, D. I. Mendeleev and L. Meyer independently published their ideas on the arrangement of the chemical elements in a periodic system. The United Nations and UNESCO therefore declared 2019 the "International Year of the Periodic Table". The question arises what is so special about this "simple table". Embark on a short journey into the history of the periodic table with the author. Get to know its predecessors and see how the Periodic Table of the Elements has evolved over the years. Discover the periodic properties of the elements. Find out what makes the periodic table so interesting and timeless, and see what other ideas there are and have been.

The author, Torsten Schmiermund has worked as a chemical engineer in the chemical industry for many years.

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1948

Hakala's Electronic Orbital Filling

Hakala, R.W., Letter to The Editor, J. Chem. Ed. 25, 229, 1948



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

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1885

Klieber's Cosmochemical Periodic Table

Klieber's qualitative synthesis of the general composition of celestial objects in the form of a plane periodic system following atomic numbers. His diagram is probably one of the earliest versions of a "cosmochemical periodic table". (The diagram below is clearly redrawn as it has a very modern style.)

I.A. Kleiber, Zh. Russ. Fiziko-Khim. Obshch (St. Petersburg) 1885, 17, 147-171.


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

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1891

Wendt's Generation-Tree of the Elements

From page 244 of The Development of the Periodic Law by Venable, Francis Preston (1856-1934), Easton, Pa. Chemical Pub. Co (1896). The full text (scanned) is available from archive.org.

Venable writes:


Thanks to René for the tip!

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