EleMints: Periodic Table

One of the more comprehensive of the many periodic table applications, this one comes with a molar mass calculator, graph views, and the ability to arrange elements in the order of your choice of properties. Full of fabulous features, it is well worth the cost!

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App Overview

When you open the EleMints application, you will find colorful tabs across the bottom of the screen.

Red - Periodic Table:

  • 118 elements identified by atomic number and chemical symbol
  • Color-coded by your choice of 15 classification modes (Select with the Settings gear)
  • Pinch or double-tap to zoom into an element, revealing more and more properties
  • Touch on an element to open a pop-up with the name, proton and nucleon count, and the value of the featured classification
  • From any element, touch on the pop-up or open a slider to uncover a properties panel at the left of the periodic table

Orange - Graph:

  • Examine graphs of your choice of 13 different property modes (Select with the Settings gear)

Yellow - All Elements:

  • A huge data table that can be organized by your choice of physical or chemical properties (Select with the Settings gear)
  • From any element, touch the name or open a slider to uncover the properties panel at the left of the periodic table

Green - Articles:

  • About: application credits
  • Wikipedia pages for each element
  • WebElements pages for each element
  • Wikipedia pages by a variety of science topics

Blue - Tools:

  • Type in an element or chemical formula to automatically calculate the molar mass
  • Tap on the keyboard in lower right corner to hide it

Slider:

  • A slider at the bottom left of the screen opens a panel displaying one element and all of its properties. Also opens to Wikipedia and WebElements pages for that element.
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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task

    Serves as your basic periodic table and then some

  • Worth the money

    Full of unique features

  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning

    Intuitive design makes a tutorial unnecessary

  • User safety
  • Control and feedback
  • How techie do I need to be?
    Intermediate
Instructional Ideas

For your advanced or college chemistry learners, this can be recommended as a handy reference tool. They can use it to obtain information about specific elements as needed.

Using the Tools feature, learners can double check their answers when computing molecular masses. 

For beginning chemists, assign them each an individual element, and have them create a poster of the information, including a drawings of the actual material and its crystal structure.

Classroom Considerations

Because of the $4.99 cost, this might not be your first choice for periodic table apps. It is, however, more than worth the small cost!

Pros

  • Attractive display
  • Intuitive interface
  • Settings options allow user to arrange elements in many different ways 
Cons

  • None