By Theodore Gray
The Elements has turn into a world sensation, with over 1000000 copies in-print worldwide.
The highly-anticipated paperback version of The Elements is eventually available.
An eye-opening, unique selection of lovely, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 parts within the periodic table.
The parts are what we, and every little thing round us, are made from. yet what percentage parts has a person really obvious in natural, uncombined form? The Elements provides this infrequent chance. in response to seven years of analysis and images, the images during this e-book make up the main whole, and visually arresting, illustration to be had to the bare eye of each atom within the universe. equipped so as of visual appeal at the periodic desk, each one point is represented by way of a range that features a wonderful, full-page, full-color photo that almost all heavily represents it in its purest shape. for instance, at -183°C, oxygen turns from a drab fuel to a stunning light blue liquid.
Also incorporated are attention-grabbing evidence, figures, and tales of the weather in addition to information at the houses of every, together with atomic weight, density, melting and boiling aspect, valence, electronegativity, and the yr and site within which it used to be came across. a number of extra pictures express each one point in a bit altered varieties or as utilized in a variety of functional methods. The element's place at the periodic desk is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the desk and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting issues looks on every one web page in addition to a density scale that runs alongside the bottom.
Packed with fascinating info, this mix of strong technological know-how and wonderful creative pictures is the proper reward e-book for each sentient creature within the universe.
Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table!
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5000 7s G Teflon® suture with single-use needle. 4f 2500 5s F Gore-Tex® commercial clear out bag. a thousand 500 zero country of topic Atomic Emission Spectrum 3s 2p 1s 2s E Teflon® stopcock in a laboratory burette. 3p 3d 4s 4p H Teflon® non-stick frying pan. 1500 4d 2000 G A 37-pound cylinder of stable Teflon®. Electron Filling Order F Fluorine is a faded yellow gasoline that reacts violently with nearly every little thing, together with glass. This natural quartz ampoule most likely held it for your time besides. Atomic Weight 18. 9984032 Density zero. 001696 Atomic Radius 42pm Crystal constitution G appealing pink fluorite with hydrocarbon impurities that tint the guts yellow. Fluorine is one of the such a lot reactive of all of the parts. Blow a circulate of fluorine gasoline at nearly whatever, and it'll burst into flame. that incorporates issues no longer generally considered flammable, resembling glass. curiously, the extra reactive a component is, the extra strong are its compounds. after we say fluorine is very reactive, we suggest that a huge quantity of power is published whilst it combines with different components. The ensuing compounds are very solid as the similar great quantity of power has to be placed again in that will tear them aside. This strength needs to be provided by way of a few yet-more-reactive substance, of which, relating to fluorine, there are useful few. the main recognized hugely strong fluorine compound is Teflon, which was once came upon relatively accidentally. such a lot of vital chemical substances were came upon accidentally that one has to ask yourself what a number of bumblers chemists are. or perhaps they're simply tremendously reliable at recognizing serendipity while it ruins their day. Teflon was once found while its unforeseen formation thoroughly ruined an try to create the 1st chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants, that have now been banned as ozone-depleting menaces. no longer a foul alternate, I’d say. Teflon is sort of thoroughly proof against chemical assault, and coincidentally additionally very slippery, which makes it important in every thing from nonstick pans to acidstorage bottles. Fluorine is necessary essentially as a result of good compounds it types, whereas neon varieties no strong compounds whatever. Elemental 31 US parts 014-033-khl. indd 31 23/02/2013 10:33 AM Neon 1O 32 US components 014-033-khl. indd 32 23/02/2013 10:57 AM Neon 5500 7p 5000 7s 6d 4500 6p 4000 6s 3500 5f 3000 5p E natural neon is an invisible gasoline, noticeable the following in an vintage pattern ampoule. 2500 one thousand 500 zero nation of topic Atomic Emission Spectrum 3p 3s 2p 1s 2s F Neon indicators particularly are made with neon, like this Ne tube. an electrical present runs via it, developing the sunshine. Electron Filling Order 3d 4s 4p 1500 4d 2000 4f H A tiny indicator gentle, not more than 1/8 inch throughout, glows from utilized 120V AC. E numerous thousand volts remove darkness from this neon sculpture within the form of a Hilbert fractal. 5d number of spectral traces he may well see. That’s otherwise to inform a real neon light—by its detailed spectrum, not like that of the other aspect or phosphor.