A Closer Look at the Periodic Table

For written communication, using letters is a must. Similarly, chemists can’t work without chemical elements. And just as the letters have a set position in the alphabet, elements are arranged in the periodic table. The main difference, however, is that there is a reason for the order in which elements appear; it is not arbitrary…

The whole article: Taking a Closer Look at the Periodic Table (pdf)

Bridge December 2011