The Periodic Circle: My Nerd-Pride Moment
It’s just another aesthetic representation of the Periodic table, you may think, but take another look. It is the only clear and true-to-rules representation of the periodic table that won’t confuse the heck out of you. I have always hated how a part of the table sat right underneath it and not in its rightful place due to design issues. I took on the challenge to make a Periodic table that was fun to look at and easy to use. The periods, groups and blocks are appropriately laid out, so that you can use it as a scientific tool, but you can also admire it from afar.
OK. Call me biased. I spent a total of about 70 hours designing this now, but come on, it’s AWESOME-or maybe I’m just biased.
If you Google Periodic Table and imagine it wrapped around a half sphere (a hemisphere) you’ll get the design principle. Just start with Hydrogen, move to Helium and moving clockwise (and up a step at 12 o’clock, as that’s the seam) you can find our way around the circle.
It seems so simple, but to be honest, if anyone has created a circle version like this before (without convoluting the original useful design), I haven’t been able to locate it on Google. It may seem simple to think of, but it wasn’t as easy to convey.
In the Lab Edition, the groups and blocks are marked with corresponding numbers/letters. The colours represent the types of elements, while the circular rings are the periods. Additionally, there are now well placed arrows around the circle to show some of the trends and a legend on the bottom explaining things further in a visual nutshell.
Have a closer look.
Wouldn’t it brighten up your lab and make a great replacement for that old and ugly Periodic Table poster you’ve been looking at for years?
Maybe you can study with it and spare yourself the unaesthetically*-induced nausea** kicking in every time you look at the Periodic table in your Chemistry book?
* Totally made-up word
** And condition, but I swear I experience this all the time.