2601, 2014

Timeline of the Elements: Dates & Countries of Discovery

January 26th, 2014|

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This graphic looks at the discovery dates of the elements, as well as the countries in which they were discovered, and plots them all on a timeline to give some idea of the order of discovery. To see a larger view of the image, click the image above to view it full sized.


2001, 2014

Element Infographics – The Transactinides

January 20th, 2014|

The final elements infographic looks at the Transactinides. These elements are all synthetically produced, and do not occur naturally; as such their applications are minimal, and their chemistry relatively unknown. Hence this graphic looks more at their general properties, and at some of the scientists after whom a number of the elements are named. […]

1801, 2014

Element Infographics – The Actinides

January 18th, 2014|

The penultimate elements infographic focuses on the Actinides. Many of these elements don’t occur naturally, and are produced synthetically, with some of them existing only for a fraction of a second before they decay back into lighter elements.


1301, 2014

Element Infographics – The Lanthanides

January 13th, 2014|

This graphic looks at the elements known as the lanthanides – the ones stranded at the bottom of the periodic table, along with the actinides. For a group of elements that doesn’t really get much attention in chemistry teaching until at least undergraduate level, their applications are remarkably widespread and varied. Most modern electronic devices rely on rare earth elements in some part of their construction, so it’s remarkable that the average person on the street will probably have little to no knowledge of their importance.


1001, 2014

Element Infographics – Transition Metals

January 10th, 2014|

This graphic looks at some general properties of the transition metals – I had a little less space to work with than with the previous graphics, on account of the large number of elements that the transition metals encompass, but hopefully what’s included is still of use.


801, 2014

Element Infographics – Group 8

January 8th, 2014|

Getting towards the end of this particular series of infographics now – whilst this graphic completes the overview of specific groups, there are still graphics on the transition metals, lanthanides and actinides to come. The noble gases are one of the better known groups of elements in the Periodic Table, and whilst some […]