Continuing our celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table, here are some alternative versions on Wikipedia:
See also There’s More Than One Periodic Table, plus the external links at the end of the Wikipedia article.
The smartphone you may be using right now to look at this unique Periodic Table is made up of some 30 elements – over half of which may give cause for concern in the years to come because of increasing scarcity. The issue of element scarcity cannot be stressed enough. With some 10 million smartphones being discarded or replaced every month in the European Union alone, we need to carefully look at our tendencies to waste and improperly recycle such items.
The periodic table pictured is available as a PDF.
The Royal Society of Chemistry website has four periodic tables, with links to detailed information on each element.
- The main table has standard information about the various elements, plus their supply risk.
- A history table shows when each element was discovered and who by, and the origin of its name.
- An alchemy table shows 16 elements known to alchemists (antimony, arsenic, bismuth, copper, gold, iron, lead, magnesium, mercury, phosphorus, platinum, potassium, silver, sulfur, tin and zinc).
- A trends table displays the density, atomic radius, electronegativity, melting point, boiling point and first ionisation energy of elements.
The site also has some resources for the International Year of the Periodic Table.