Marking the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s discovery of the periodic system, 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT). We look forward to sharing and celebrating the IYPT with all our readers this year.
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907), a Russian chemist and inventor, is credited with the discovery of the periodic system of chemical elements in 1869.
The periodic table is a talking point for scientists around the world.
How a chart of elements from 1885 was found, rescued and restored
2019 marks 150 years since the periodic table was devised, and what better way to mark the occasion than by celebrating the vital contributions that elements make to major industries today?
Our understanding of what an element is has evolved over the years, but it’s still a tricky concept to nail down. Philip Ball investigates
A host of original Christmas chemistry tree ideas have been created to celebrate the forthcoming International Year of the Periodic Table
Combination of elements in the metalloid region of periodic table produces a bond with both metallic and covalent characteristics
Celebrating both 150 years of chemistry’s roadmap and 100 years of Iupac
Chemistry World is pleased to acknowledge the support of our headline sponsor JMP
‘Chemistry’ still has about as much resonance as ‘annual tax return’
Chemistry’s standardisation body introduces atomic weight interval for argon and updates weights of another 13 elements
Scientists seek to settle periodic table layout debate
Flerovium-capturing sulfur cages could finally reveal where in the periodic table the superheavy element belongs
Celebrations throughout next year will aim to boost public awareness of chemistry
Japan and the US team up to start the next row of the periodic table
Chemistry World is pleased to acknowledge the support of Johnson Matthey
Listen to stories about all 118 elements on the periodic table.
Labs around the world are racing to create new 'superheavy' elements. Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 (nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson) were confirmed in late 2015. When will we see the next new element on the periodic table?
Try our interactive presentation based on the Royal Society of Chemistry's public attitudes to chemistry survey.
First recorded by Tom Lehrer in 1959 (when there were only 102 elements on the periodic table) it has since been covered, and updated, by many scientists and musicians over the years.
Tom Lehrer performs his chemistry anthem before a live audience in Copenhagen, 1967