- The periodic table: Find out what the table is and what all those rows and columns and stuff mean.
- The groups of the periodic table: Another tutorial originally meant to be a chapter in a textbook. It’s more in depth than the tutorial above, so if you want specific information about specific groups, look here.
- The octet rule and periodic trends: You’ll learn how the octet rule works and how you can use to it figure out how pretty much every element will behave.
- The periodic table and periodic trends: This is actually a chapter from a textbook I never got around to publishing. It covers the same material as the other two tutorials, but is more entertaining (in my humble opinion).
- Electron configurations: It seems like these should go here, so that’s where I put ’em. Learn how to write the long and short versions here.
- Orbital filling diagrams: Think of it as the long version of electron configurations.
Printable periodic tables: 11 periodic tables covering every trend you can think of.
- Periodic table: This is a standard black and white periodic table.
- Periodic table – Blank: Shows the outline of the periodic table and where the elements should go.
- Periodic table – Groups: A periodic table color-coded by group.
- Periodic table – States: A periodic table color-coded by state of matter.
- Periodic table – Metals, Nonmetals, Metalloids: Color-coded by metallicity.
- Periodic table – Electronegativity: Shows the Pauling electronegativity values for each element.
- Periodic table – Electronegativity by color: Color-coded by Pauling electronegativity value.
- Periodic table – Atomic radius: Shows the atomic radii of each element in picometers.
- Periodic table – Atomic radius Colored: Color-codes the elements by atomic radius.
- Periodic table – First ionization energies: Indicates the first ionization energies of the elements (in kJ/mol).
- Periodic table – First ionization energies colored: Color-coded table by first ionization energy.
Supplemental videos: These videos are all over at the amazing Crash Course YouTube channel. I didn’t make these, though I wish I did.
- Crash Course Chemistry: The periodic table. This focuses a lot more on the development of the periodic table than anything I talk about.
- Mendeleev’s periodic table: You may have heard of it!
- Rare earth elements: Let’s get to know the lanthanides.
- Helium: More about our favorite birthday party element.
- Gold: The big bling: It looks good, but what is it?
- Strontium: It knows where you’ve been: This video nicely explains how elements with similar properties can do similar chemistry.
- Lead: The original artificial sweetener: A good video about our most useful toxic metal.
- New elements and exploding whales: A discussion of some of the newest additions to the periodic table. And on an unrelated note, exploding whales.
- Glenn Seaborg: Shaking up the periodic table: This man actually created elements!
- Can you burn metals? Have you ever wondered about this? You should!
- Exotic chemistry: The world’s oldest water and rarest element: Do you know about astatine? Do you like old water? Check it out!
- Marie Curie: Great Minds: An early pioneer in chemistry, plus two Nobel prizes.