There are 118 elements in the periodic table – but they’re not all made in the same way. This graphic looks at some of the processes which generate elements in stars, and how the elements they can’t make are made by humans. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.
As today is National Periodic Table Day, it seems like a good time for another addition to the IYPT Elements collection, produced with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Today’s element is helium, which most of us know for its usage in balloons – but it has plenty of other interesting uses too, as this graphic shows!
Today, the International Year of the Periodic Table was officially launched in Paris. As part of the year’s celebrations, I’m very excited to announce a project with the Royal Society of Chemistry to create a graphic for all 118 elements in the periodic table!
As it’s the International Year of the Periodic Table, I decided to revisit this old timeline of element discoveries I put together five years ago. The old version was a little in need of visual improvement, as well as updating to include the element discoveries confirmed since 2014.
With yesterday’s announcement of the proposed names for the periodic table’s four newest members, the periodic table of elements will soon have a completed seventh period. This graphic, featured in The Conversation, and produced in collaboration with Professor Mark Lorch of the University of Hull, takes a look at the origins of the names of all 118 elements!