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This periodic table warns of the danger of a shortage of certain chemical elements

Well-known to scientists, a working tool for chemists, the periodic table has been given a new look on the initiative of the European Chemical Society. The purpose of this revised painting? Keep an eye on the state of the planet’s resources in the face of an increasingly greedy production of rare elements.

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that periodic table by Mendeleev is a great class classic. This table contains all known chemical elementsclassified according to their atomic number and organized according to their electronic configuration.

Due to the information it contains, it is primarily intended for chemists. However, this table was recently revisited by the European Society of Chemistry, interested in the elements that make up matter (atoms, ions, etc.), their properties and the chemical bonds that can be made between… image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/1/d/2/1d2ee349de_91893_chimie-def.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/ sciences/ Definitions/Chemie-Chemie-15837/” data-more=”Read more”>Chemistry who have given it a new function: to inform professionals but also the general public about the evolution of the availability of various such as copper (Cu) and the copper ion…” data-image=” https:/ /cdn.futura- sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/7/4/d/74d6f5bda2_92001_element-chimie.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/chimie -element- chemical-15852/” data-more=”Read more”>chemical elementson their use and on the geopolitical issues that are sometimes addressed.

Because if the periodic table For example, when a source summarizes all chemical elements present, it does not represent the natural abundance of each of those elements. A key point for understanding certain current problems.

Natural resources are not infinite

The new version of the periodic table of the European Chemical Society therefore shows this abundance by assigning different sizes to the previously uniform squares. A code is sometimes added, the color…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/7/9/5/7951943cc1_85596_couleur.jpg” data-url=” https://news.google.com/science/definitions/physics-color-4126/” data-more=”Read more”>color, which provides information about the current availability of the various elements. The elements that are overused compared to their availability and for which a shortage is to be feared in a hundred years appear in red. Because like the These rocks are fossil fuels formed in the Carboniferous, by the slow transformation of sedimented dead organisms, under the action of pressure and…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences. com /buildsv6/images/midioriginal/1/5/4/154b1399c3_50035379_charbon-carriere-graissessac-pinpin-wikimedia-gfdl-cc-3.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com /planet/definitions / sustainable-development-coal-6636/” data-more=”Read more”>Money or Where does oil come from?
Its formation is the result of the slow transformation of organic, often vegetable matter, which…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/0/6/2 / 062139641c_50036850_petroleum- pump-paul-lowry-flicer-cc-by-20.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/chemistry-petroleum-9749/” data-more=”Read more” >oil, Some minerals are a non-renewable resource. It is imperative to recognize this.

Symbol of current technology, extremely greedy for rare elements, e.g smartphone was drawn in the boxes of chemical elements used in its manufacture. The problem that humanity will face in the coming decades thus jumps to the Eyes : the manufacture of electronic components, but also of A magnet has a north pole and a south pole. Poles of the same nature repel each other, different ones attract. So magnets are dipoles…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/5/a/1/5a1b5e0814_50034606_champ-magnetic-aimant-droit.jpg” data -url =”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/magnet-matter-3883/” data-more=”Read more”>magnetswhich is currently exploding especially in the expansion of renewable energies, will very quickly encounter the shortage of certain elements such as gallium (Ga), cobalt (Co) or even arsenic (As). Others, like the general
Symbol: Ta Atomic number: 73 Electrons per energy level: 2, 8, 18, 32, 11, 2 atomic mass…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal /1 /8/8/188a7c6cb0_82163_tantaleok.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/chemistry-tantalum-15319/” data-more=”Read more”>tantalum (Ta), partly exploited in conflict zones or characterized by difficult working conditions, partly involving child labour. The periodic table thus raises a question of ethics and responsibility in the exploitation of this type of minerals.

Consider the issue of availability from an ethical perspective

In this way, the elements that are the subject of geopolitical issues or even responsible for armed conflicts are highlighted.
The wavelengths of visible light range from about 380 nm (violet) to 780 nm (red). The visible spectrum is…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/b/6/9/b697a0c09f_85912_lumiere.jpg” data-url=”https:// news.google.com/science/definitions/physics-light-326/” data-more=”Read more”>bright in this new periodic table, which is further developed and revised every year. Therefore, between 2019 and 2021, the European Chemical Society reviewed the color of the General Box
Symbol: CNOrdinance: 6Electrons per Energy level: 2.4Atomic mass: 12.011 uMost stable isotopes: 12C stable with six…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/ 2/1 /9/2198868bcb_69707_carbone.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/chimie-carbone-3873/” data-more=”Read more”>carbon (C), which changed from all green to tricolor. This modification follows a reflection on the sustainability the carbon resource. Because even if carbon is currently available everywhere, the reserves are sufficient flammable Fossil fuels are in danger of running out if our energy practices are not changed. In addition, these reserves are often the origin of conflicts or are used to finance conflicts, as shown by the war in Ukraine with the question of importing Russian gas.

The goal of this revised periodic table is to draw attention to the limitations of our planet to provide us with what we need or think we need. It also encourages chemists and engineers to think about their practices. The limitation of planetary resources must be taken into account at all levels and new solutions such as e.g recycling intensive, should be taken into account and urgently encouraged.

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