This Brilliantly Illustrated Periodic Table Shows How Elements Influence Everyday Life

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Many people remember being terribly bored in high school chemistry classes, trying their best to memorize the periodic table and usually failing. Well, Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen came up with something simple yet genius to solve it – The Periodic Table of Elements, in Pictures and Words.

His periodic table bridges the gap between science and day-to-day life. Enevoldsen makes Chemistry sound fun and cool, as he makes it clear how science relates to the lives of everyday folks like us.

Turns out, bromine is used in photo film, indium is needed in LCD screen production, and little-known element europium is to thank for us being able to watch color TV.

Oh, and the man keeps the periodic table updated. For instance, Enevoldsen added Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson when they were officially named the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in 2016.

His periodic table, both with and without the written words, is available in a high-resolution printable version or as a high-quality poster. One thing is for sure – this makes for a great study tool, and we wish something like this had been invented when we were still in high school.

More info: illustrated periodic table | demilked (h/t: mymodernmet)

For the full periodic table visit illustrator’s website.