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Create a new Periodic Table

The Flat Form Periodic Table of Elements is what most, if not all people learning
chemistry and biology are introduced to, and are told that it is the best way to
display the elements. This particular table has been used for over the past 140
years as the go to table to easily and visually see elements and their properties
(Periodic Table of Elements). As time has gone by however, new elements and
information is discovered, making the older information out of date. The Bohr
Model for instance uses electron shells of 2, 8, 18 etc. but it has been known for
almost 100 years that electrons are in shells and subshells. The Bohr Model is
continually used to teach the basics of atomic bonding, but why is this? Because
the Flat Form table is still in use, and therefore the Bohr Model is still being used.
What if the Flat Form Periodic Table of Elements were to stop being used, and
another table were to take its place? What if this new table made learning about
electron shells and subshells much easier? The New Form Periodic Table of
Elements is a variation on the Left Step Periodic Table published back originally in

1928 by a man called Charles Janet (Janets Left Step Periodic Table).
The New Form Periodic Table of Elements is a more efficient way of displaying the
elements and their properties. This new Periodic Table is displayed above, and is
a variation on the Left Step Periodic Table of Elements.
This different version of the Periodic Table is a better representation of how the
electron shells and subshells interact with each other. The table itself is set out
with the subshells listed below the elements, and the configuration of the order
of the subshells and shells on the right hand side. This variation in the set out
allows the most current understanding of how the electron shells interact easier
to teach from an earlier age. This will mean that teachers wont have to use the
Bohr model to teach a basic understanding of how electrons interact, and then
convert to a new, more up to date version on how they interact later on.

The New Form also has different colours for different families of elements, as well
as a font which corresponds with a specific colour. This is a useful tool because it
means that if a person is colour blind, they are more likely to be able to
distinguish between the different elemental groups because of the different
fonts. Without this, it could make people with issues distinguishing between
certain colours unable to tell what family certain elements belong to.
The set out of the table still allows for groups and periods to be present, with the
spread more open and easily readable. The table is longer than the Flat Form
Periodic Table of Elements, but allows all elements to be easily placed in the
table, with room for more elements to be added when discovered. This is by the
use of having the table set out so that subshells dictate position, and therefore
easy enough to add more elements below the existing ones, or moving the table
to the right to allow for a new level of subshells to be displayed.
The New Form has a set out which advantages civilisations whose language
reads from left to right. This is because the table itself is easiest to be used when
read from left to right, seeing as the table is filled in from both sides into the
centre of the table. The table also does not exclude elements which are placed
under the table of elements, the New Form table is an all-inclusive Periodic Table
of Elements.
In conclusion, the New Form Periodic Table of Elements is a better table of
elements than the current Flat Form table. This is because it allows for the
understanding of electron shells and subshells more efficiently, without having to
use the Bohr model to explain electron shells. It also means that people with
issues seeing colours are able to visually use the different font types as a way to
distinguish between the different elemental families. All in all, the New Form is
more efficient and an overall better periodic table in comparison to the current
Flat Form Periodic Table.

Janet's Left Step Periodic Table n.d., The Chemogenisis, accessed 17 May 2015,
Periodic Table of Elements n.d., Chemicool, accessed 17 May 2015, http://www.chemicool.com/