Dynamic periodic table of the elements

Every now and then I come across an online resource that makes me go “wow”, and is worth sharing. This dynamic periodic table of the elements is one of these. If you’re a chemistry student or teacher then you’ll definitely find this useful.

The table boasts lots of features, with an incredible amount of information crammed onto the one page, available in different views. This includes element names in dozens of languages, even Asian scripts, and the ability to switch between views simple, with names, with electron configuration, and inline inner transition metals.

The site’s developers also promise they’ll update details the day a new element is discovered or synthesized, and even keep up with new, more precise relative atomic weights as IUPAC publishes them.

You can even use the site offline – simply load the site in your browser, click around the tabs to cache most of the data, and then activate the Work Offline feature of your browser before revisiting the site. Most of the site will continue to function without Internet connectivity.

Thanks to all involved in the development if this resource, and for making it freely available.

4 thoughts on “Dynamic periodic table of the elements

  1. Tēnā kōrua e Derek, kōrua ko Sue!

    It can’t be that many years ago when the Periodic Table was seen as an instructional designer’s dream. When first they saw this product of 20th Century Chemistry they must have rubbed their hands quite literally with digital glee!

    I recall way back in 2001 coming across what was at that time an amazing ‘Internet site’. This particular site was before its time really, for we’d call it a mash-up today. The Comic Book Periodic Table Of The Elements was clearly before its time – a collusion between Kentucky University and Sheffield University’s Mark Winter of WebElements fame. They produced an amazing combination of grunty data and real comic stuff that inspired many of my students at TCS.

    Now they stop at nothing to impress the wayward student in their almost alchemical fascination with modern Chemistry. It verges on crazy in a way that’s preserved a legacy from bygone days – and I’m referring to the Periodic Table of Videos here – an amazing combination of YouTube available videos.

    Vive Le Web 2.0!

    Catchya later

  2. Hi Jim
    thanks for pointing me to this video periodic table – what a fantastic resource. I’ve already forwarded it to some science teacher friends

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