Here’s something you should all have in your Chemistry classrooms.
This project was a mashup of two existing ones.
In 1969, Roy Alexander in the United States invented a helical periodic table with pop-out loops for the d-block and the f-block. It was by far the best way to visualise the periodic table at the time. His brilliant 1969 design patent is online here.
Then in 2010, Pekka Pyykkö in Finland created a periodic table that can accommodate elements up to Z=172, far beyond the range of elements that scientists can currently synthesise (currently Z=118 at best estimates). Pyykkö calculated the bizarre electron configurations of the g-block, and added these yet-to-be-discovered elements underneath the existing periodic table.
I blended these two ideas together and created a 3-dimensional periodic table with a g-block: Pyykkö’s elements in Alexander’s shape. The whole thing is about 30 cm high. I coloured all the elements by their electronegativities (where known).
Geography has globes, Biology has those limbless mannequins with their organs showing, and now Chemistry has this. It’s by far the most superior way to visualise the periodic table and electron configurations in 3D. It’s the only periodic table that puts all the elements in the right order without any gaps. It’s future-proof, fool-proof and waterproof.
Email me if you want to get your hands on one. Enjoy 🙂
8 thoughts on “3D Periodic Table with a G-Block (beta)”
And waterproof! 😀
Yep. Laminated in plastic.
Love this! What a fantastic resource! Although it’s going to be hard to put it like that on my coffee cup! I would love a copy if available.
I would like to obtain as many of these as possible for the school systems around the world. Can you please help us? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the inspiration. Peace be the journey
Actually I want that blueprint in pdf if available ..
Hey I have a year 2 student who is obsessed with the periodic table and yeah he can tell me the atomic number of elements etc – to be honest, could teach me lots. He is now wanting to look at the extended version. Having him be able to make this up would just be perfect and a great reward to keep him focused on other learning