We all know what the periodic table is – a simple arrangement of all the chemical elements based on their atomic structure. But what if I asked you to tell me a bit about noble gases or transitional metals? What if I asked you what an iron atom looks like?
With that in mind, programmer Sarath Saleem created a really cool interactive visualization of the periodic table, where you can simply click on an element and see how an atom looks like, and also explore its electron shells. You can view it in 3D, turn it around and make the electrons spin or stop spinning.
I’m really impressed, I just wished I found this when I was in highschool.
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.