Poisonous Neighborhoods of the Periodic Table

In describing the periodic table's regions of related elements in Periodic Kingdoms,  P.W. Atkins drops the dry tone of textbooks and reaches for a little imagery.The kingdom is not an amorphous jumble of regions, but a closely organized state in which the character of one region is close to that of its neighbour. There are few sharp boundaries. Rather the landscape is... Continue Reading →

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