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I am developing a website and later on an app with the periodic table. The reason I started was that I thought almost all the other periodic tables was awfully ugly. I do not only want to make it a well-looking periodic table, but I want to make it easy and smart to use combined with the design.

My question to you: Which features do you require and want from an online periodic table? I am also asking for the smallest features you can come up with. The more the better!


Features I already have got:

  • The periodic table view with number, symbol, name, and type of element (like noble gas)
  • Detailed information on an element on a specific page for each element including:
    • Number, name, and symbol
    • Discovery, etymology, and meaning
    • Electron configuration
    • Electronegativity
    • Density
    • Melting and boiling point
    • Phase at room temperature

I hope you chemists can help me. By the way, the service will be free of charge to use when it is developed.

Right now it looks like this: The Periodic table

and when you click on one of the elements: Detailed description of Oxygen

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Jan, pentavalentcarbon, NotEvans., Todd Minehardt, Mithoron Nov 12 '17 at 19:23

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • $\begingroup$ Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. $\endgroup$ – Loong Nov 12 '17 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ Look on wikipedia. Every information their infobox on elements give is supposedly relevant. $\endgroup$ – Karl Nov 12 '17 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ Why make your app unuseful for half the people? If I can't find everything, I would'nt use it at all, but stick to wikipedia. $\endgroup$ – Karl Nov 12 '17 at 14:09
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    $\begingroup$ I’m going to vote to close as primarily opinion based. Reason: I don’t need the periodic table for anything; I know where each element is, I know the atomic masses of the most common ones and if I am missing a mass I look it up on Wikipedia. However, others will most certainly disagree; therefore every chemist will use the periodic table for something different. $\endgroup$ – Jan Nov 12 '17 at 14:37
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    $\begingroup$ Well. Before you do that. Could you do me the favor of telling me what people like you who for the most doesn't need a periodic table require when you are using one? $\endgroup$ – Rasmus Lauridsen Nov 12 '17 at 15:14