The Periodic Table of the Elements’ Natural Sources

There are thousands of different periodic tables in existence. Aside from the usual ones that offer atomic masses and numbers, for a long time we have had those that revealed various periodic trends. In more recent years, some have focused on their time or place of discovery, on cosmic origins of the elements, and even... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Compounds & Mixtures

The beauty of compounds increases with purity, but ironically the greatest beauty occurs when the right impurities and conditions come along. Many pure substances in the laboratory are either dull, white powders or coloured and dull. If they are dissolved and allowed to crystallize slowly, their geometry becomes apparent to the naked eye, and light... Continue Reading →

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