Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Periodic Table's Endangered Elements

We're all familiar with the periodic table, but the majority of non-chemists probably aren't familiar with the everyday uses of some of the many elements it contains. Some elements that many haven't heard of find uses in technologies or applications we take for granted - but the supplies of these elements on Earth are not infinite.

This graphic, made in a collaboration with the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, looks at some of the endangered elements in the periodic table, and why we might miss them when they're gone.

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