We are very pleased to announce the availability of a new line of periodic table displays which we are producing in partnership with Theodore Gray in the USA. These large installations are intended for public access in museums, science centers and other locations where the elements are a subject of interest. The first of these displays was recently installed at DePauw University in Indiana (see story on the right). Scroll down to explore each element in the display. Three things make these displays more than just a collection of elements. First, we have gone to some lengths to include, along with the samples themselves, interesting examples of each element's application in the world. If you click on any of the element cubes in the large photo-mosiac below, you can explore the range of exhibits we have included. Secondly, we have designed the installation to be interactive with built-in touch sensors. Selecting any of the element symbols calls up detailed text and photographic information about the selected substance on a computer (an Apple iMac) built into the cabinet. In many cases this information includes video footage showing spectacular experiments and industrial uses of the element in question. We plan to make these video available here on this website in due course. The third significant feature of these large displays is quite simply that they are beautiful objects in their own right. It has been a delight at DePauw to see how people are drawn in to the tableaux of the cubes, where the story of each element unfolds. The cabinet is crafted in beautiful cherry hardwood (other finishes are available) and the glowing noble gas symbols are a beacon that attract people from a distance.
The standard form of the periodic table shown here includes periods (shown horizontally) and groups (shown vertically). The properties of elements in groups are similar in some respects to each other.
There is no one single or best structure for the periodic table but by whatever consensus there is, the form used here is very useful and the most common. The periodic table is a masterpiece of organised chemical information and the evolution of chemistry's periodic table into the current form is an astonishing achievement.
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Like The Elements, Molecules is filled with big beautiful photographs (taken by my long-time collaborator Nick Mann, who took most of the photos in The Elements as well). And like The Elements, it's also filled with stories about the many objects shown. If you liked The Elements, you will definitely like Molecules!
This iconic periodic table poster can be found in school, universities, homes, libraries, and even television shows (Hannah Montana, MythBusters, NUMB3RS, The Ellen Degeneres Show, etc). The 27" x 53" (68cm x 134cm) size is huge, laminated, and double-sided (the back side includes more data about each element, but a smaller photo). The 20" x 40" (50cm x 100cm) is closer to the size of a normal poster, and is only single-sided (but still laminated). All versions are printed in Pennsylvania on top-quality paper with high-resolution printing methods.
PLEASE NOTE: The 27" x 53" size has been updated to include all the most recently named elements. All elements from 1 to 118 now have final, approved names, so this is it, there will be no more changes to the standard periodic table. (The 20" x 40" size remains un-updated until we run out of stock, sorry.)
Element Collection offers up one of the most visually interesting takes on the table with a version that pairs images to each element. You may see a nugget of gold, a puddle of mercury or an image of Albert Einstein to go along with Einsteinium. The photos are striking.
A pictorial Periodic Table from retired software engineer Keith Enevoldsen is geared for younger students, but it's equally appealing to adults. The table matches up practical uses to the elements, so you can see how chromium is involved in your stainless-steel silverware or how iridium connects with your car's spark plugs. This will help you connect the elements to the everyday world around you.
A printable periodic table is an essential tool for students and chemists. The periodic table lists the elements in order of increasing atomic number and includes other key facts, like atomic weight. You can place it where you need it while solving problems, mark it up, and print a new one whenever you like. This is a collection of free printable periodic tables in PDF file or PNG image format to save, print, and use. Some tables are available as slides in Google Apps. These periodic tables use accurate data for name, atomic number, element symbol, atomic weight, and electron configuration, obtained from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry or IUPAC.
This printable periodic table cites the IUPAC standard atomic mass values. This is an accurate up-to-date table for calculations and homework. Because only the borders of the element tiles are colored, the table is easy to read and kind to toner cartridges. So, you can have your color and still read tiny numbers.Download Links: Image | PDF
This black and white printable periodic table is specially designed for middle school or high school use. It includes electron configurations, oxidation states, groups, periods, and more. Please do keep in mind the transition metals, including the lanthanides and actinides, display a wide range of oxidation states. The table lists the most common ones. Download Links: Image | PDF
This color periodic table is brightly colored and optimized to fit on a single sheet of paper. It has, along with the usual information, a legend square and numbered columns, and family names recommended by the IUPAC.Download Links: Image | PDF
This printable table lists the most common charges or oxidation states carried by atoms of each element. It contains the essential element facts, so you can use it as a standard periodic table just fine.Color Download Links: Image | PDFBlack and White Download Links: Image | PDF
This colorful periodic table contains the boiling points of each element. Of course, the boiling point depends on atmospheric pressure. Notations indicate whether the value is at sea level or not.Download Links: Image | PDF
The printable periodic table is organized according to the outermost electron shell or electron orbitals. This table makes the trend obvious and highlights why the table has the shape we are familiar with.Download Link: Image
This is a collection of printable periodic tables that show the metals, metalloids (semimetals), and nonmetals as well as the properties of these important element groups. The properties of these element groups are listed, too.
This is our most comprehensive periodic table. This chart contains all the information you could want from a printable periodic table, including element symbols, names, atomic numbers, atomic masses, electron shells, periods, groups, state of matter, and more. This table is particularly nice on a monitor because you can zoom in to view essential facts.Download Links: Image | PDF
Please feel free to print the printable periodic tables for personal use and to hand out to students. You can post them in your classroom, lab, kitchen, etc. and display them on your phone and computer. You may not copy and post the periodic tables on your own website. You may not sell them or adapt them to sell.
We began to twig that something similar was going on with the chemical elements more than 150 years ago. Scientists even called it the law of octaves. And it is this repetition in the properties of the elements that the periodic table captures so beautifully. Similar elements end up stacked in columns or groups. One group comprises noble gases like argon and neon that barely react with anything, another contains reactive metals, some of which, like francium, explode on contact with water.
Group 3 holds two elements that might belong elsewhere. As we move across the upper rows of the table, electrons fill up shells in a sequence of so-called orbitals, waiting until the innermost shell is full before entering the next. By element 57, lanthanum, the electrons begin to enter a new type of orbital, an f-orbital. To account for this, most periodic tables hive off the elements making up this f-block, putting it below the table, leaving a gap in group 3.
Redesigning the periodic table might seem a quixotic quest, but it could soon take on a new urgency. We are already on the trail of element 119. Where it will go, and how the table will morph to make space for it, remains to be seen.
This best-selling periodic table book has the elements arranged by order of appearance on the periodic table. And each element has a full spread that includes images of it in various forms. You know what oxygen is, but do you know what it actually looks like in its purest form? (Spoiler: a gorgeous blue.) Also included in the book are facts, figures, and stories of the elements, as well as the atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which each element was discovered.
With over one million copies in print, The Elements is an information AU mine. (See what I did there?) And with its beautiful photography and layout, and a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's visually arresting Photographic Periodic Table, it's the perfect gift for science lovers, photography lovers, or anyone who likes to learn. 2b1af7f3a8