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Periodic Table of the Elements

Merck presents new version of its award-winning reference work

Interactive periodic table of the elements (version 2.0)Merck has improved its successful interactive periodic table of the elements even further: The new version 2.0 of the award-winning reference tool provides more information, new functions and an even more appealing presentation.

Multi-lingual reference tool for students

Merck’s periodic table, available in its first version since the beginning of 2007, offers high-school and university students as well as teachers or professors the opportunity to learn more about the chemical elements – comprehensively and interactively. For the first time, you have a powerful multi-lingual reference work at your disposal rendering complex contents intuitively comprehensible.

Merck’s periodic table offers you:

  • All relevant details regarding the elements of the periodic table
    From classification to element features to their history of discovery
  • Simple, concise, intuitive
    Well-structured and neat arrangement of groups and periods, detailed pages for every element, quick access to needed information
  • Interactive handling
    Mouse-over displays, intelligent controls, and numerous selection options
  • Multi-lingual
    Available in English, German, French, and Spanish
  • Playfully testing your knowledge
    An entertaining game for testing your knowledge and improving your highscore

Numerous innovations

In addition to several corrections, the new application offers several improvements and new features, e. g.:

  • Improved presentation of element classification – now displaying, among others, individual groups or subsets, e. g. all natural, artificial or radioactive elements
  • New download area - six different versions of the periodic table as PDF documents
  • New visualizations – check out atomic radius, electronegativity, and ionization energy in the "Atomic properties" area
  • Game completely revised – now even more versatile, more sophisticated and graphically appealing

Interactive periodic table of the elements - Game (version 2.0)Among the detailed information for every element, the new rubric “Products for analytical testing” has been created showing thematically relevant Merck products. Clicking on a product in the list directly leads to the product details on Also, numerous new terms have been added to the glossary.

Merck is a partner for school and university students

Merck’s innovative information tools are tailored to meet the interests of the new chemist generation. Only one year after the start of the first version, the periodic table already proves very popular. This is confirmed not only by many excited users but also by the expert jury of the “Annual Multimedia” contest who recently selected Merck’s interactive periodic table for their “Annual Multimedia 2008” yearbook. Every year the contest chooses the most outstanding digital productions to reveal trend-setting multimedia applications, concepts and developments.

Try it out yourself: Periodic Table of the Elements

Would you like more information? Please, contact us

Download: for free!

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