WORLD’S LARGEST (PERMANENT) PERIODIC TABLE

WORLD’S LARGEST (PERMANENT) PERIODIC TABLE

21st Century Science Students, Chemistry
Citadels of learning should be explicitly considered as part of planning and delivery to influence the maximum potential of its effect on learning outcomes. Conducive learning environments will enhance the learning of students, enhance the quality of education and harness vibrant minds of high proficiency. Recently, a Spanish university took a bold step in this vein to pay tribute to a genius, Dmitri Mendeleev.  A giant periodic table has been unveiled on the side of the Chemistry faculty building at the University of Murcia in Spain. This structure covers approximately 150m2 in total, and comprises 118 75×75cm metal squares. They represent all the known elements and are mounted on screens attached to the building. Its designers believe it is the largest mural periodic table in existence. (more…)
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Meet the four newest chemical elements: nihonium (Nh), Moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og)

Chemistry, Trending Issues
On November 28, 2016 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) gave their seal of approval to the proposed names for the four elements, which take slots 113, 115, 117 and 118 on the seventh row of the Periodic table. Traditionally in Chemistry, the naming rights go to the discoverers: Scientists at RIKEN in Wako, Japan, named element 113, and Russian-U.S. collaboration named others. The names proposed in June 2016 underwent five months of public comment and review and approved afterwards by IUPAC making them official. Element 113 is “nihonium" (Nh). Its name comes from the Japanese word “Nihon,” meaning “Land of the Rising Sun,” a name for Japan. Element 115 is “moscovium,” (Mc). Its name is dubbed after the Moscow region, home to the Joint Institute for…
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