That’s the case with Elements. It’s a 99-cent Mac app which displays– in more color combinations than you thought possible– the Periodic Table. “What’s that?” you ask? If you have to ask then you need Elements on your Mac. If you already know about the Periodic Table chances are good you don’t know all the elements, so you still need to cough up 99-cents to get yourself up to speed.
The Periodic Table of Elements:
The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number (number of protons), electron configurations, and recurring chemical properties. This ordering shows periodic trends, such as elements with similar behavior in the same column. It also shows four rectangular blocks with some approximately similar chemical properties. In general, within one row (period) the elements are metals on the lefthand side, and non-metals on the righthand side.
What the Elements app looks like on a Mac.
The table has been around in various forms since the first one by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869.
He developed his table to illustrate periodic trends in the properties of the then-known elements. Mendeleev also predicted some properties of then-unknown elements that would be expected to fill gaps in this table. Most of his predictions were proved correct when the elements in question were subsequently discovered. Mendeleev’s periodic table has since been expanded and refined with the discovery or synthesis of further new elements and the development of new theoretical models to explain chemical behavior.
If Mendeleev was alive today I have no doubt he would be a Mac user and he would gladly install Elements so he could see what his research wrought.
Elements the app is a periodic table which lists elements and information about each one, including the following.
- Element Name
- Atomic Number
- Atomic Weight
- Melting Point
- Boiling Point
- Room Temp Phase
- Element Classification
Plus, elements are categorized according to type.
- Alkali Metals
- Alkali Earth Metals
- Transition Metals
- Basic Metals
- Noble Gases
See? This Mac app has absolutely everything for 99-cents.