This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

You probably remember the periodic table as a chart on your classroom wall.

You are even familiar with the functions of some of its elements such as iron, calcium or carbon. But what about antimony, krypton, ruthenium or vanadium?

The Periodic Table

This Periodic Table first appeared in 1869 by the author Dmitry Mendeleyev, a professor at the University of St. Petersburg. This is an arrangement of chemical elements, organized according to their chemical properties.

To find out more information about this periodic table, check this Asap Science’s periodic Table Song.

Luckily, Keith Enevoldsen has created an even more impressive periodic table that provides at least one example of every element. There is an exception of some elements that do not exist in nature.

For example, cerium is used for lighter flints, thulium for laser eye surgery, krypton for flashlights, xenon for high-intensity lamps or strontium for fireworks.

What about americium? If you link it to smoke detectors, you are completely right.

In fact, this element first appeared at the time of Manhattan Project in 1945. It is made in a nuclear reactor by bombarding plutonium with neutrons.

You can download the PDF periodic system here.

The result is a radioactive americium whose small levels of americium dioxide in smoke detector creates alpha radiation to detect a fire. However, it delivers zero radiation to the population nearby.

Other very useful examples are of rubidium and its use in the most accurate time-keeping devices, the way how niobium makes trains levitate.

However, make sure you check out this periodic table for more additional examples.

To find out more information about this periodic table, check this Asap Science’s periodic Table Song.

 

This is definitely the best way to memorize the elements of the periodic table and their uses. Also, it includes the four completely new elements that entered in the 7th row of this system in January.

You probably remember the periodic table as a chart on your classroom wall.

Source Science Alert | Business Insider

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