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Chemistry Advent Periodic Tables

#IYPT2019 #ChemistryAdvent: 16 different periodic tables and counting!

We’re now 16 periodic tables into this year’s #ChemistryAdvent – as you’ll be fully aware if you’ve been following along! A whole range of topics have been covered so far – from a breakdown of elements in the human body to a rundown of some rejected element names.

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IYPT Elements

IYPT 2019 Elements 104 & 105: Rutherfordium & Dubnium

Elements 104 and 105 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are rutherfordium and dubnium. Both are synthetic elements, and American and Russian scientists squabbled over who discovered them and what to call them.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 103: Lawrencium: The last of the actinides

Element 103 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is lawrencium, named after the inventor of the particle accelerator which made the invention of many of the superheavy elements possible.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 102: Nobelium: A three-way fight for an element discovery

Element 102 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is nobelium, named after the founder of the Nobel Prizes and an element whose discovery was contested by three different teams of scientists.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 101: Mendelevium: The element named after the father of the periodic table

Element 101 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is mendelevium, most notable for being named after the father of the modern periodic table.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 100: Fermium: Nuclear bombs and neutron bombardment

Element 100 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is fermium. Fermium’s discovery and name both have links to nuclear chemistry.