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Periodic table of the elements by Armonah Periodic table of the elements by Armonah
This was the third assignment for my minor visualising information. We had to make a physical infographic, and a re-interpretation of the periodic table of the elements. The infographic had to include at least five metrics, but I'm not sure if that was a hard rule.
I spent about seven hours cutting and gluing the whole thing together, but all the work prior to that (seeing what metrics were the most interesting and visually appealing, measuring the shapes, fitting them, and at times, just plain messing up) took even more.
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KiusLady Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool concept!! :)
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Armonah Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thank you :)
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randomkeystone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Hello,
I am (and for the 2nd time, very rare for me) reading a book titled "The Disappearing Spoon". It is book about the development of the Periodic Table of the Elements. This is MUST read for anyone interested in Chemistry or Physics.
Question: What "Metrics" did you choose and Why?
R.K.
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Armonah Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Hello! :)
The metrics used were density (across the vertical axis), atomic number (horizontal axis), atom radius (radius of the cone), electronegativity (cone height) and lastly element categories (the colors).

I think electronegativity and density are the least 'straightforward' metrics to choose, but I picked them because they were visually the most interesting while still communicating something that allows you to see both repeating patterns and irregularities.
There were other metrics for instance that would spread the atoms out more evenly, such as the boiling or melting points, but that would've been too random. At the same time, other metrics had too little variation (valence goes from 1 to 8) too much of it (heat, which has over a quarter at around 200 J/kgK with one element sticking out at 5000 and another at 14300), or the data is too incomplete. These were all problems that the chosen metrics had very little of, which is the main reason I chose them.
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