grp 3 infographic

 The latest in the series of infographics on groups in the periodic table, this one looks at some general information on Group 3. I’m aware that, technically (according to IUPAC) it should be referred to as Group 13; however, since these infographics are intended to be used in a secondary school classroom, and the majority of GCSE & A Level syllabi seem to still use the Group 1-8 nomenclature to refer to the groups surrounding the transition metals, it made sense to stick with this. Technically, the name ‘Icosagens’ isn’t officially recognised by IUPAC either, unlike ‘halogens’ for Group 7, or ‘chalcogens’ for Group 6, but if you ask me ‘The Boron Group’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

You can download the high resolution pdf of the infographic here; you can also obtain the Groups 1 & 2 infographics by navigating to the infographics section on the site and clicking on the relevant images.

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  • James Kennedy
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm 0Likes

    Great work as always. I particularly like the new melting point indicator. The information looks much clearer like this than as six separate dials. Making it vertical might be even clearer again (the element labels would match the tiles on the left of the page).

    • Posted December 27, 2013 at 1:19 am 0Likes

      Thanks for the feedback – always useful. Putting the thermometer vertical is worth considering… might require a little juggling things around, but it would certainly make the information even clearer. I think what I’ll be doing is completing the remaining groups first (I’ve already done 6, 7 & 8, just thought it made sense to upload them in order), then I’ll revisit and revise, so please keep the feedback coming!

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