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#IYPT2019: The periodic table of element Scrabble scores

Which element name will get you the highest score in a game of Scrabble? That’s the question that inspired this slightly frivolous graphic, which looks at how many points each of the elements’ names will bag you in the word-building board game.

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A timeline of the discoveries of the chemical elements – #IYPT2019 edition

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] 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 […]

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National Periodic Table Day – Six Different Periodic Tables!

Today, February 7, is National Periodic Table Day. You could be forgiven for not knowing – it was actually only ‘founded’ in May 2015, so this is only the second time it’s rolled around. February 7 was picked because it marks the date on which John Newlands’ first periodic table of elements was published way […]

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The Compound Interest Periodic Table of Data – New Elements Update!

With four new element names officially confirmed last week, it’s past time the Compound Interest Periodic Table of Data was updated to include them! Here’s the updated table with nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson in their rightful places; the version above has a key denoting the different group names, but there’s also a version which denotes s, […]

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The Periodic Table of Elements: Element Name Origins

[Click here to view a larger version of this table] 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 […]

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A Periodic Table of Rejected Element Names

Extremium, catium, cyclonium and pandemonium: elements that you won’t find in the periodic table in classrooms and laboratories. However, they’re all names that have been suggested but rejected for elements in years gone by. This table takes a look at some of the different names that have been suggested or used in the past for […]