Interactive Periodic Table of Elements Shows How the Elements Actually Get Used in Making Everyday Things

Kei­th Enevold­sen, a soft­ware engi­neer at Boe­ing, has cre­at­ed an Inter­ac­tive Peri­od­ic Table of Ele­ments. As you might expect, the table shows the name, sym­bol, and atom­ic num­ber of each ele­ment. But even bet­ter, it illus­trates the main way in which we use, or come into con­tact with, each ele­ment in every­day life. For exam­ple, Cad­mi­um you will find in bat­ter­ies, yel­low paints, and fire sprin­klers. Argon you’ll encounter in light bulbs and neon tubes. And Boron in soaps, semi­con­duc­tors and sports equip­ment.

The Inter­ac­tive Peri­od­ic Table of Ele­ments (click here to access it) is a handy tool for chem­istry teach­ers and stu­dents, but also for any­one inter­est­ed in how the ele­ments make a chem­i­cal con­tri­bu­tion to our world. Also worth not­ing: Enevold­sen has released his Inter­ac­tive Table under a Cre­ative Com­mons Attri­bu­tion-Share­Alike 4.0 Inter­na­tion­al License.

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