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#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 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 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.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 099: Einsteinium: Almost the first element named after a living person

Element 99 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is einsteinium. Einsteinium was almost the first element to be named after a living person and has been used to synthesis other, heavier elements.

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Chemistry Advent IYPT Elements

#ChemistryAdvent #IYPT2019 – A different periodic table every day!

It’s that time of the year again – here’s another chemistry advent countdown, this year with an #IYPT2019 theme! Over the next 24 days, there’ll be a new periodic table every day, highlighting a variety of interesting facts or curiosities relating to the elements.