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International year of the periodic table

The periodic table went through its entirety in 2016. The elements of the atomic numbers up to 118 have been discovered or produced. Initially used for the prediction of elements, today it is impossible to imagine a laboratory without it. The fathers of the proper rendering of the known elements Dmitri I. Mendeleev and J. Lothar Meyer brought joy and suffering to generations of prospective scientists with their listing of the known elements. This year is under the badge of this discovery.

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  • Discovery of periodic tables for molecules

    Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) develop tables similar to the periodic table of elements but for molecules. Their approach could be used for predicting novel stable substances and creating useful materials. The periodic table of elements was proposed in 1869, and thereafter more

  • Criteria for the Addition of Superheavy Chemical Elements to the Periodic Table

    When exactly does a newly created element really exist? What requirements must be fulfilled for its measurement to be recognized and for the element to be added to the periodic table of chemical elements? And in the case of several claims, to whom is the discovery attributed, and thus the right to n more

  • World’s oldest periodic table chart found in St Andrews

    The chart of elements, dating from 1885, was discovered in the University’s School of Chemistry in 2014 by Dr Alan Aitken during a clear out. The storage area was full of chemicals, equipment and laboratory paraphernalia that had accumulated since the opening of the chemistry department at its curre more

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Tennessine announced as provisional name for superheavy element 117

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Inorganic Chemistry Division has published a Provisional Recommendation for the names and symbols of the recently discovered superheavy elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. Tennessine (Ts) is proposed for element 117, recognizing the cont ... more

Periodic Success: The Hidden Beauty of the Periodic Table

Join a guided tour of science’s most iconic image with chemical physicist and material scientist Jamie Gallagher, geek songstress Helen Arney and nanoscientist Suze Kundu. more

Boron

Boron can be used to produce green flames. more

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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 differen more

Timeline of the Elements

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. more

The Complete Periodic Table of Elements

The periodic table has actually only just been ‘completed’ in the past year. Four new elements had their discoveries and names confirmed in 2016, and replaced the last few placeholder positions in the table. I say ‘completed’ because scientists are still trying to create elements beyond element 118, more

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Periodic table

Periodic table The periodic table of the chemical elements is a tabular method of displaying the chemical element s. Although precursors to this table exist, its invention is generally credited to Russia n chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. ... more

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