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Periodic Table

I wonder where I can get one of these? Using the lanthanoids and actinoids as a bench is quite clever. (Yes, I’ll admit, I did have to look up what those rows are called.)


3 Comments so far

  1. Quirk November 16th, 2009 3:33 am


  2. Jinnayah November 28th, 2009 10:51 am

    I kind of hate to sound pedantic, and I hate far more that it took me a few weeks to notice this … but isn’t it lanthanIDES and actinIDES? You know, like Caesar’s death?

  3. Emily Morgan November 29th, 2009 3:17 pm

    It seems either is acceptable: “The actinoid (IUPAC nomenclature) or actinide (traditional nomenclature still in wide use) series…” (from

    Though the -IDES versions obviously get bonus points for reference to Caesar. =)

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