Periodic Table Challenge

The IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) has started a periodic table challenge. It is a new and expanded online challenge. The challenge about the periodic table of the elements 2019 aimed at a global audience of young students during the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019).

Discover the amazing world of chemical elements and guess right at

How the Feynman Technique Works

The Feynman technique can help you to learn and understand at a deeper level. The technique is based on a simple concept: Explain a complex idea to someone as simply as possible.

Richard Feynman 1959

Richard Feynman in 1959

How to use the Feynman technique:

The World of the Elements

On the occasion of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019), we have compiled some book recommendations on this topic:

Person: Stwertka, Albert [Auth.]
Title: A guide to the elements
Edition: 4. ed.
Place: New York, NY
Year:  2018
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press
Shelf Mark: 40 A 35

Person: Lykknes, Annette [Ed.]. Van Tiggelen, Brigitte [Ed.]
Title: Women in their element : selected women’s contributions to the periodic system
Year: 2019
Publisher: World Scientific
Shelf Mark: 70 K 148

Person: Greenwood, Norman Neill [Auth.]. Earnshaw, A. [Auth.]
Title: Chemistry of the elements
Edition: 2. ed., repr.
Place: Oxford [u.a.]
Year: 2002
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Shelf Mark: 42 A 12

Person: Quadbeck-Seeger, Hans-Juergen [Auth.]
Title: World of the elements : elements of the world
Place: Weinheim
Year: 2007
Publisher: Wiley-VCH

Title:  Chemie der Elemente
Place:  Frankfurt am Main
Year:  2019
Publisher:  Ges. Deutscher Chemiker
Shelf Mark:  40 A 36

Person: Trueb, Lucien F. [Auth.]
Title:  Die chemischen Elemente : ein Streifzug durch das Periodensystem
Edition: 2., ueberarb. und erg. Aufl.
Place: Stuttgart
Year: 2005
Publisher: Hirzel
Shelf Mark: 40 B 23

Person: Quadbeck-Seeger, Hans-Juergen [Auth.]
Title: Die Welt der Elemente : die Elemente der Welt
Place: Weinheim
Year: 2007
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Shelf Mark: 62 G 33