High school chemistry class used to be confusing at best. Then I imagined what the chemical elements would be like as characters. Suddenly everything became a lot more interesting...

An artist from birth, I was the kid who drew in a class all the time. This phase perpetuated well into art school - where it was actually OK to draw in class! As the senior year approached, they encouraged us to come up with an idea for cool drawings that combined everything we'd learned at school and gave insight as to who we were and what inspired us. Drawn in pencil and colored in Photoshop, I took my first love - characters - and combined it with a strong idea to create these 112 illustrations for the periodic table of elements.

These days, I'm concepting an entire world in which these periodic table elements live, and a story to go with that world. I'm also selling flashcards on my Etsy shop to help kids around the world learn about the table of elements.

More info: Etsy | Tumblr

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Carbon

Carbon

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alexdial
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5 years ago

I like these helpful hints, facts and illustrations its not a means to educate someone on the periodic table but it is nice to have a picture in mind while learning.

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Aluminum

Aluminum

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KylieWright
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5 years ago

Unfortunately the element is Aluminium...check the actual periodic table.

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Technetium

Technetium

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Maximilian Kladienko
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1 year ago

Glasses look like Harry Potter’s glasses great job!

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Cobalt

Cobalt

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Maximilian Kladienko
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1 year ago

My favorite element!

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Hydrogen

Hydrogen

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R Christopher Aversa
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4 years ago

Is this meaning to look like water? I think the plasma of a star would have been a good representation, hydrogen is the principal fuel.

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Fluorine

Fluorine

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gaz
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5 years ago

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They put it in tap water.

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Neon

Neon

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Heeba KA
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4 years ago

Neon

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Argon

Argon

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MeganMekoli
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5 years ago

Argon gas is actually more dense than air, so it sinks when released. Cool picture though!

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Calcium

Calcium

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NicMurch
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5 years ago

That has been proven to be wrong actually.

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Sodium

Sodium

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StephanieBelcher
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5 years ago

I think you should publish a book

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Arsenic

Arsenic

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Marie-thereseAntoun
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5 years ago

She looks like one of the Greek godesses or titan ><

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Krypton

Krypton

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OdessaCohen
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5 years ago

uhhh no. Krypton is the planet that Superman is from and Kryptonite (a solid) is the rock from his planet that makes him weak. There is no Krypton gas to my knowledge involved in the superman comics.

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Lithium

Lithium

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OleOsteby
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5 years ago

Am I the only one thinking Evanescence here?

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Silicon

Silicon

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KarungiDaphne
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5 years ago

and most LA boobs

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Bromine

Bromine

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MeganMekoli
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5 years ago

This drawing is my favorite so far.

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Nobelium

Nobelium

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EugeniaVishnitskaya
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5 years ago

maybe named after...

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Copernicium

Copernicium

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Nicolas.s Mercier
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1 year ago

Copernicium is radioactive.

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Phosphorus

Phosphorus

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dougdoug
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4 years ago

Pyros unite!... wait dont, we might burn the place down... Pyros disperse and be safe.

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Antimony

Antimony

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SamanthaMoreno
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5 years ago

It's brittle, but it hardens? Eh?

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Thorium

Thorium

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DanRazvanComan
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5 years ago

It's a very poor example for Thorium. How about: it's the best energetic alternative on Earth. 5000 tones of Thorium would be enough to supply, the energy for the entire planet for 1 year, implying less risks and no pollution at all - due to the Thorium reactor's achievements. (Taking the Thorium approach to the production level, would mean less money for whoever controls the energy market - that's why people either don't know anything about Thorium, either they relate it to toothpastes.)

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Chlorine

Chlorine

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Samuel Jay Brown
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4 years ago

Btw guys just a tip don't sit how she is sitting that is actual horrible for your spine.

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Cerium

Cerium

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PoppySkarli
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5 years ago

Residues, perhaps

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Thulium

Thulium

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ShelleyBerlin
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5 years ago

what are some of its uses?

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Tantalum

Tantalum

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naomiRodriguez
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5 years ago

I'm sorry, I love all of these but he was not a Greek god. He was punished by the gods :)

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Meitnerium

Meitnerium

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KatrinaSmith
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5 years ago

The elements named after people do not give a clue as to the form or use of the element.

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Titanium

Titanium

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DianaCrunChewyWatson
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5 years ago

I love this one so much!

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Europium

Europium

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Chris Primosch
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4 years ago

Says what it's named after and also gives a use, those are the best ones.

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Chromium

Chromium

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

looks 60s!

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Iodine

Iodine

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R Christopher Aversa
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4 years ago

Iodine is known for subliming near room temperature, would be nice to incorporate that.

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Promethium

Promethium

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naomiRodriguez
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5 years ago

Also not a god but a titan

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Gold

Gold

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Ben Salario
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4 years ago

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Helium

Helium

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Angelique Dale
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4 years ago

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It explodes with fire :3

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Beryllium

Beryllium

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R Christopher Aversa
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4 years ago

With other elements, yes. Not pure beryllium.

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Magnesium

Magnesium

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Abby Liu
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4 years ago

We lit magnesium in science class today

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Copper

Copper

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Lutetium

Lutetium

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Adelaide Iris
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4 years ago

But..?

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Curium

Curium

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

Did she discover Curium also?

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Boron

Boron

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Naoise Ó Brid
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4 years ago

Also homage to Niels Bohr.

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Nitrogen

Nitrogen

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R Christopher Aversa
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4 years ago

And it is about 80℅ of the air we breathe.

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#40

Mendelevium

Mendelevium

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Adelaide Iris
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4 years ago

I notice it was element 101. Perhaps How To Invent The Periodic Table 101?

#41

Scandium

Scandium

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Jaydeep Chug
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4 years ago

what a 'scandal' !

#42

Iron

Iron

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JoelFernandez
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5 years ago

Well technically it rusts in the presence of oxygen

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Nickel

Nickel

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Zinc

Zinc

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RichardPickman
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5 years ago

In fact Zinc isn't added to steel but the steel is covered by tiny film of Zinc.

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Strontium

Strontium

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Hassium

Hassium

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Gallium

Gallium

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Adelaide Iris
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4 years ago

So why even make gallium spoons at all then?

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Yttrium

Yttrium

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PiaAndersen
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5 years ago

These areal awesome and world have done me a world of good during chemistry lessons ;-)

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Bismuth

Bismuth

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

our fat boy (hey are there any other products with bismuth?)

#50

Californium

Californium

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

cool to know but did someone invent it in California

#51

Silver

Silver

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R Christopher Aversa
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4 years ago

Is that true?

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#52

Indium

Indium

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

that would be painful to hear

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#53

Tin

Tin

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

what else has been replaced by tin?

#54

Tellurium

Tellurium

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Fikarina Prasetiyo
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4 years ago

In Bahasa Indonesia, Telur is egg.. I thought it was a smell of a rotten eggs.. and it was called Tellurium by someone who speak Bahasa :p

#55

Xenon

Xenon

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

there is this show i watch with someone named Xenon!

#56

Caesium

Caesium

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Adelaide Iris
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4 years ago

Was it named after the Roman Julia's Caesar by any chance?

#57

Lanthanium

Lanthanium

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Adelaide Iris
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4 years ago

How does one use an element in a light?

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#58

Praseodymium

Praseodymium

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Shane Simpe
Community Member
2 years ago

who founded this element?

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Tungsten

Tungsten

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Jaydeep Chug
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4 years ago

who cares about the filaments, right?

#60

Thallium

Thallium

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

what is thallium made up of if it constantly corrodes?

#61

Lead

Lead

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

didnt people still use lead when marie curie was finding radioactive stuff?

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Polonium

Polonium

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Shane Simpe
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2 years ago

then how did someone find it?

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Actinium

Actinium

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Americium

Americium

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Fermium

Fermium

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Seaborgium

Seaborgium

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Shane Simpe
Community Member
2 years ago

good to know, but what elements?

#67

Roentgenium

Roentgenium

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Nicolas.s Mercier
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1 year ago

Roentgenium is also radioactive but not quite as radioactive.

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Sulfur

Sulfur

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Elizabeth Fitzgerald
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2 years ago

Sulphur?

#69

Potassium

Potassium

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Vanadium

Vanadium

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BonnieYelverton
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5 years ago

On the accompanying flashcards that I bought on Etsy, I discovered that the Atomic Mass and Density for Vanadium are wrong. It would also have been helpful with units for the densities (which are otherwise very useful). The densities for the gasses appear to be for their liquid forms. But I am looking forward to using these with my "reluctant" chemistry students. I think they will enjoy them.

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Selenium

Selenium

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Rubidium

Rubidium

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#73

Zirconium

Zirconium

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Niobium

Niobium