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20 Fun Facts about the Periodic Table

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Leilim Chang

on 27 February 2015

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Transcript of 20 Fun Facts about the Periodic Table

8. 90 elements on the periodic table occur in nature, the rest are man-made.
14. The chemical flexibility carbon makes it the key molecule of life.
Helmenstine, Anne Marie. "10 Periodic Table Facts." <i>Chemistry.about.com</i>. 2015 About.com, 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.
Dmitri Mendeleev
About the Elements
20 Fun Facts about the Periodic Table
1. Is known as the "Father" of the Periodic Table.
3. Dmitri arranged the elements in order of increasing atomic weight.
9. Technetium was the 1st element to be made artificially.
10. The reason why some elements are at the bottom and aren't attached to the rest, is to save space and not let the table be as wide.
11. The periodic table has room for 118 elements.
Coffey, Rebecca. "20 Things You Didnt Know about the Periodic Table." <i>Discovermagazine.com</i>. Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2011. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.
By: Leilim Chang
12.Table is considered a "cheat sheet" to some people since it has the number of valence electrons on top of each column.
2. Was known to be a cranky professor at the University of St. Petersburg.
13. At first, Argon was denied as an element because it didn't fit in Dmitris columns.
15. The bottom elements are named after famous people (ex: einsteinium.)
16. There's only 2 liquids on the periodic table.
17. Carbon is found in diamonds.
19. Elements are technically invisible.
18. The only letter that doesn't appear on the periodic table is J.
Celeste, Rigel. "Periodic Table Fun Facts." Ehow. Demand Media Inc. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.
20. There's about 121,000 results on Google on how to memorize the periodic table.
4. The last time they "edited" the periodic table was in 1958
5. The metals are placed to the right of the periodic table
6. Most of the elements are metals
7. METALLOID: an element that shares properties with metals and some non-metals.
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