Recent attempts to change the periodic table

  title={Recent attempts to change the periodic table},
  author={Eric R. Scerri},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A},
  • Eric R. Scerri
  • Published 17 August 2020
  • Education
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
The article concerns various proposals that have been made with the aim of improving the currently standard 18-column periodic table. We begin with a review of 8-, 18- and 32-column formats of the periodic table. This is followed by an examination of a possible, although rather impractical, 50-column table and how it could be used to consider the changes to the periodic table that have been predicted by Pyykkö in the domain of superheavy elements. Other topics reviewed include attempts to… 
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