Design a New Periodic Table

When you think of the periodic table, a bunch of blocks may pop into your mind. It's time to revise your thinking, and you may be the next to invent a new design. I like this galaxy model.

This arrow shaped one has even more information you really don't see in the lego version.


Yet another try in a circular pattern.


Here's a link to a story from the New York Times about developing a new shape.

I especially like the question marks. Does this mean new elements -- maybe discovered by you?
     Posted By: gdanea - Fri Sep 10, 2010
     Category: Science

very cool! i like the arrow/diamond shaped one (middle above)
when you click the link, the second one down on the right looks like the enterprise. more like 1701D than the earlier models, really neat.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/10/10 at 10:50 PM
The last one (circular pattern) seem most intuitive.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/11/10 at 12:46 AM
Maybe someone here at WU can come up with Baconium ?
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 09/11/10 at 10:19 AM
so it basically is one we haven't found yet.(or one that does not exsist too i guess)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/11/10 at 04:42 PM
Yup, though nothing beyond plutonium (atomic number 94) is known to occur naturally.

Generally, the higher the atomic number the less stable the atom is, but certain "magic numbers" of protons and neutrons are known to be more stable, which makes some physicists suspect there's an as yet un-reached "island of stability" where some super-heavy but stable atoms might be possible. width=600
Posted by Dumbfounded on 09/11/10 at 05:54 PM
cool graphic honey, it looks like legos! 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/11/10 at 11:41 PM
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