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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.

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2021

The Periodic Table: Is it Perfect, is it Fractured or is it Broken?

A video from Mark Leach, who writes:

The periodic table is an icon of science. Indeed, all chemical matter is made from periodic table stuff. The periodic table of 118 elements is often presented as being: (a) complete, (b) 'perfectly' described by the application of four quantum numbers with the application of some simple rules and (c) chemical structure & reactivity can be deduced from the periodicity of the Groups & Periods. However, the chemistry of the chemical elements is a little more involved than this. So, where & why does the predictability 'break'?

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