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Somehow it got me thinking on how they can actually arrange and come up with the table. With the information that we have at that time, it's not easy getting all the clues and information together.

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There's so many cases where I tend to "track" the periodic system more efficiently if the start margins, marks up an different elementary cycle, one that's tracing spots instead of 'indigos'.

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Arduino Powered Mineral Cabinet


I used a Periodic Table as the navigation for an educational tool I created.

Mouse over the elements to make appropriate Mineral Cabinet lights on/off.

Learn the chemistry and relationships of minerals or just have fun and make the lights in the cabinet go crazy.


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I like this "hexatable", which I modified because it originally had H next to He, F, and O, which seemed (very) wrong to me; so I re-positioned it adjacent to He and Li, which seems much more reasonable.

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Love this. A few more views at the link. What do you think? Beneficial, or just another item for the rubbish heap?

 

 

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-08/simplest-periodic-table-weve-ever-seen

 

In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters.

 

The dots each represent electronsso, hydrogen, which has an atomic number of 1, is the single dot in the upper lefthand corner.

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the thing weird about the periodic table is the gradual change along a period and the sudden change back to the start. there is something or some barrier here.

Interesting comment, you should start a thread on this.

IMHO there are a lot of weird things in a periodic table.

 

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As i see it, the table with its gaps is evidently a kind of projection of some "multidimensional object" upon a rectangular plane surface. Like a map of the world under a Goode Homolosine projection.

Goode_homolosine_projection_SW.jpg

 

It may be that it is not possible to make an accurate projection of the "object" without obtaining some distortions or gaps.

This below alternative table shows the problem, at least to me who understands nothing about chemistry but understands something about graphical representations:

element-spiral.png

 

Personally, I like the Physicist's Periodic Table of Timothy Stowe in the link below.

 

http://jeries.rihani.com/symmetry/index6.html

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Most of the links in the original post are dead. Perhaps an edit is in order?

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Does anyone have a picture or a link to the original periodic table, or perhaps even a chain of pictures of how the periodic table progressed. I am very interested in this from a historic point of view.

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I did not read the whole thread nor opened all the pictures/links, but there they are my favorite ones:

 

IUPAC Periodic Table: Simple, nice and official

http://www.iupac.org/fileadmin/user_upload/news/IUPAC_Periodic_Table-1May13.pdf

 

My favorite one, it has nearly anything you may want to know about any element, and also most frequently used in chemistry constants

http://www.vertex42.com/Files/pdfs/2/periodic-table_color.pdf

 

This one is funny, it contains samples of most elements:

http://imgur.com/a/lDHw9#5


Ah, and this one which displays the elements according to its realtive abundance on Earth:

http://www.meta-synthesis.com/webbook/35_pt/relative_abundance.jpg

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Cannot access to that, link is broken apparently

 

Yeah it is. The file was removed from their site they don't keep them forever. It's okay though I have a github account now so I will put it there.

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I started a new project taking photographs of each element in hi-res. Wikipedia is the usual go-to source of images but erratic quality and sizes. I figured using the same type of lighting on a good macro setup would help this somewhat. Anyway, I hope it's of use to someone!

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(click on each for full size)

Rasiel

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