My blog posts are going to be science-lite until we’re done with our move from Maine to Idaho. This week’s offering is the most elegant periodic table every drafted. It is a thing a beauty, stacking the elements by the number of orbitals and arranging them geometrically by type and reactivity. If you grok physical chemistry, you will really be blown away. If you don’t grok physical chemistry, then please just appreciate the geometry beauty inherit in the order of the elements conveyed by this eye-candy diagram.
This diagram was taken from the library of periodic diagrams of the elements which can be found at Dr. Mark Leach’s fabulous Internet Database of Periodic Tables, which you can find at http://www.meta-synthesis.com/webbook/35_pt/pt_database.php. It’s one of the best chemistry sites on the net, in my not so humble opinion.