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Dominic Brown

Very nice piece—the link to Mark Careaga’s Tumblr, in particular. One slip:

Helium: typically shown as a member of Group 18 (rightmost column), the halogens, it may also be placed in Group 2.

Group 18 elements are the ‘noble gases’, so called for their unwillingness to form bonds with any other elements. Group 17 elements are the halogens—fluorine, chlorine, bromine, etc.


DB: Thanks for the catch. Fixed!

Steve MacKenzie

This is my favourite visualisation of the periodic table, a timeline by date discovered.


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