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Offline mike

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Re: Time Life Periodic Table
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2007, 09:11:36 PM »
There is one just outside my office, not sure where it came from though. I think it has been there for ever!
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new book on the periodic table by Eric Scerri (UCLA)
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2007, 02:30:57 PM »

The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance, by Eric Scerri, Oxford University Press, 2007.

"Eric Scerri is something of a rara avis. Scerri's philosophical orientation enriches the text by raising a number of thought-provoking issues...The book under review here is clearly and engaging written and meticulously researched with 42 pages of notes."-- Journal of Chemical Education

"The quality is not merely skin deep, there is a real scholarship inside...I would have been proud to have written this book rather than just contributing one image."-- Education in Chemistry

''This is undoublty a book that every practising chemist and chemistry educator should read because of it's far-reaching implications for understanding the nature of the periodic law and the challenges it presents to contemporary portrayals of the Periodic Table."-- Newsletter of International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group

"The Perodic Table:Its Story and its Significance should be of great interest and value to chemists and particularly to those chemists who teach about what makes up us, our world, and our science."-- Journal of Chemical Education

"Resembling a surreal checkerboard, the periodic table of elements has acquired a mythic significance in our time, as Ptolemy's spheres did in the Middle Ages. Yet the table did not fall from the sky. It has a very terrestrial history a complex and fascinating one. A century after the death of Mendeleev, the Russian with whom the periodic table is most famously associated, Scerri relates that history in his clear and absorbing account. Especially intriguing are his ruminations on a quasi-philosophical question, which is grist for the mills of reductionists and anti-reductionists alike: Can chemistry be reduced to quantum physics?."--San Fransico Chronicle

"It is an extermely rare occurrence to have the privilege of reviewing a book that is truly the difinitiev work in its field: The Periodic Table by Scerri is such a book."-- Rayner Canham

"The Periodic Table is one of the most iconic symbols in our culture. Every person interested in the physical world in which we live will want to read this book. It is also a masterful history of the people involved in the establishment of the periodic law of chemistry. The gradual growth in awareness of the regularities of the elements is the main theme of this work. It is already a classic in its first year in print! "      Gary D. Patterson (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) -

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Re: books on the Periodic Table
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2007, 03:30:56 PM »
Not read any other books on the Periodic Table, but i'm reading yours now, will let you know what i think.

[edit]  Sorry, i can only get it as an electronic resource, my university does not have a paper copy, i am afraid that i lack the patience to read an entire book from a computer screen.

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New: Periodic Table is a Tetrahedron
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2008, 11:26:14 AM »
Periodic table Points to double tetrahedron nuclear structure: see 3d Images at

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Periodic videos
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2008, 03:28:48 AM »
ChemBuddy chemical calculators - stoichiometry, pH, concentration, buffer preparation,

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Re: Periodic videos
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2008, 07:04:49 AM »
Great find!  :D
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I came across this idea of periodic table being actually like a globe...
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2009, 08:16:36 AM »
 A teacher of mine believed that periodic table is actually round like a globe with the 0 period before the I one (as proved by the gradation in properties)...the one that we study is the mapped version...
your thoughts???? :-\

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Re: I came across this idea of periodic table being actually like a globe...
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2009, 08:39:16 AM »
I'd heard many such ideas, some quite strange -- that the "correct" way to draw the periodic table was a trapezoid, or a cube, or a spiral.  Sometimes people can get quite pushy, on this topic.  At any rate, once you've googled the topic enough, you'll see so many varied points of view, all at least marginally plausible, that you'll stop worrying about elemental periodicy.  Or at least I do, YMMV.
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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Re: I came across this idea of periodic table being actually like a globe...
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2009, 08:42:22 AM »
Dear Saman_Z;

Maybe that you can do it also that way.
How about some other ideas:   

Good Luck!

« Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 08:58:00 AM by ARGOS++ »

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Periodic Table Videos
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2009, 05:23:21 PM »

I may have posted this before and forgot

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Re: Periodic Table Videos
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2009, 10:27:31 AM »
That is a great site and really nice folks there. Chemical Forums should contact them about possibly exchanging links on their site.

My students love how the pronounce elements differently (I am in southern USA)

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Memorizing the periodic table
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2009, 02:35:27 AM »

Is there an easy way to memorize all 117 elements? Yes, there is. You could make up a melody, and sing them. Melody is a great mnemonic device. This unique idea was used by Carleton University professor Bob Burk, to encourage students' interest in Chemistry. He would give extra marks to those students, who would memorize all 177 elements, and sing them in front of a 500+ class. Great idea, and very entertaining.

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Large Periodic Table Printout?
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2009, 05:08:09 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a large picture of the periodic table. I am looking to print it out and put it up on the wall to refer to instead of referencing books. I'm looking to print it out 30"x40" or larger. Thanks.

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Re: Large Periodic Table Printout?
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2009, 10:31:26 AM »
My research: Google Scholar and Researchgate

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New periodic table
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2010, 06:07:18 PM »
Hello folks!

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