Periodic Table of Elements

Memorize the atomic number and elements from the Periodic Table of Elements... all 118. It can be memorized in any language.

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Intermediate
15 January, 2014 - 18:25
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Here is a table with all of them. It also includes information on their symbol, group, period, block, state at stp, occurence and description.

15 January, 2014 - 23:58
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I like this idea, it brings back memories - I wasn't a memory master as a teenager, but I did once memorise the first thirty or so elements (by rote, just the names), to impress my chemistry teacher. :)

16 January, 2014 - 01:02
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Dominic suggested grouping the elements, so I have them all memorised around my old university campus, with the halogens in the swimming pool, noble gases in my flat, earth metals in the refectory etc.

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16 January, 2014 - 07:02
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i've finished memorizing by linking only, from its name to its location, atomic number & abbreciation. It takes some time to refresh the image for long term remember. I'm happy with this task since when a pupil, i was very weak at chemistry :)

5 February, 2014 - 15:45
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Yeah, I got them all, first palace actually, took about 2.5 hours, just the name, atomic number, and abbreviation though

5 April, 2014 - 19:59
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I found a couple of images that might help any metalheads out there:

http://freakytrigger.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/periodic...

http://cienciaxxi.es/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/periodic_table_of_m...

This makes the memorization of symbols a lot easier.

21 July, 2015 - 21:34
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I want to memorize the periodic table. I'd like to see if there are some pearls of wisdom out there before I start, ie. how to group them? I like the idea of using a swimming pool for those in the group/column with chlorine.

21 July, 2015 - 21:37
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actually, there are a lot of them which are not all that important. maybe it is best to memorize them a couple of different ways, with one way just going down the line with the first 20.

29 December, 2015 - 07:12
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I memorised the Periodic Table a few months back. Actually, I'd memorised it on 2 separate occasions when I was a kid, but both times forgot it in the following weeks.

This time, I made a logical journey through my bedroom using 60 loci (it took a while). Once I was familiar with my "palace" (probably more of a Roman Room), I sat down with a timer and placed all the elements (2 at a time) at each location, simultaneously having to come up with a mnemonic image for most elements. I believe memorising the whole thing took me 45-60 minutes.

The hardest part really was constructing that cramped bedroom journey, but I was experimenting with cramped loci, pushing the boundaries and also seeing if I could store several data on different parts of the same shelf, cupboard, etc. It was a bit awkward, but it worked.

As for the numbers, I simply linked my number-shapes to every 10th element, so Neon got a pencil linked to it, Calcium got a swan, etc. If you asked me the atomic number of an element, I'd find the nearest number shape (the nearest 10 marker), then work my way back/forward to the actual number. I can still recall the whole table fairly well, but come to think of it, my numbers are fading and need revision soon.

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