Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com has come up with this awesome periodic table that gives you at least one example for every single element (except for those weird superheavy elements that don’t actually exist in nature).
Well, we’re all familiar with a periodic table and in Hight school, we’ve all got a pretty good idea about what’s on the periodic table. But whether you’re looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Could you name just one practical application for vanadium or ruthenium?
Thanks to Keith Enevoldsen. He’s from elements.wlonk.com has come up with this awesome super-illustrated periodic table that you’ve never seen before. It gives you at least one example for every single element (except for those weird superheavy elements that don’t actually exist in nature).
Let’s take a look
Thulium for laser eye surgery, cerium for lighter flints, and krypton for flashlights. You’ve got strontium for fireworks, and xenon for high-intensity lamps inside lighthouses. Americium in smoke detectors.
Americium was first unveiled in 1945 during the Manhattan Project, americium is produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons in a nuclear reactor.
The radioactive americium, if a tiny amount of americium dioxide (AmO2) used in smoke detector produces alpha radiation to sniff out a fire, it will deliver approximately zero radiation to anyone living nearby.
I kinda want to tell you all about rubidium and how we use it in the world’s most accurate time-keeping devices, and how niobium can help make trains levitate, but you should just check out the periodic table for yourself.
- Here is also a song on the Periodic table by AsapSCIENCE.
Very interesting. Isn’t it? Ok, tell me the practical application for Praseodymium, Ytterbium, and Lutetium. Haven’t you memorize yet? Go, get it.