This Awesome Interactive Periodic Table Shows How to Actually Use Those Elements

We all know what’s a periodic table, but do we know all the element’s functions? Could you name one practical application of carbon, iron, vanadium?

Lucky for us, someone has come up with a great idea to help us learn what all elements are used for.

Keith Enevoldsen from has created the most unique interactive periodic table that gives at least 1 example for every element (except for those elements than don’t exist in nature).


On this awesome table you can see cerium for lighter flints, krypton for flashlights, thulium for laser eye surgery and strontium for fireworks.

And the most patriotic element of all, americium is used in smoke detectors. Americium was first unveiled during the Manhattan Project, in 1945. This element is produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons in a nuclear reactor. Americium is radioactive, but don’t worry cause there’s only tiny amounts of AmO2, americium dioxide in smoke detectors and it delivers zero radiation.

Niobium can make trains levitate, rubidium is used in the world’s most accurate time-keeping devices.

Want to learn more? Check out the awesome periodic table!

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