Why we love the Periodic Table
The periodic table – which arranges the 118 elements into horizontal rows, or periods, according to increasing atomic number, and in vertical columns based on shared physical characteristics and chemical behaviour – has become something of a graphic icon.
The periodic table of politics
Although sane observers would say American politics defies rational organization, we were intrigued by the idea of representing the system as a periodic table. After reviewing ... The last column, called “The Vote,” is the catalyst.
The Origin of the Periodic Table
I know what the periodic table looks ... elements in any column, or group, of the table are similar to their column-mates. For example, look at the first column on the left, underneath hydrogen (H). The elements in this group are called the alkali metals ...
The Evolution of the Periodic System
all the others fall into so-called groups or families with similar chemical properties. (In the modern periodic table, a group or family corresponds to one vertical column.) The discovery of the periodic system for classifying the elements represents the ...
New element set to join the periodic table: Scientists confirm that the super-heavy element 117 DOES exist
Group, the columns ... are called superheavy elements, but so far all have been found to have short half-lives, which is their rate of decay. However, it has been theorised that eventually there will be an ‘island of stability’ in the periodic table.