It seems that Bing has decided to be a different search engine, which not only provides search results; but also some interactive information that makes learning a fun activity. The Bing Education Team recently launched an Interactive Periodic Table on its search engine. If you want to refresh your knowledge on the ABC of Chemistry, then Bing is the ideal platform. Bing’s interactive periodic table offers all the information you need regarding certain element, along with the typical search results. Here is how you can make use of Bing’s interactive periodic table to learn basics of chemistry.
How to use Bing’s Interactive Periodic Table
The periodic table developed by Bing Education Team is beautiful, easy to navigate, useful and highly resourceful. It literally has all the information that fall into the category of ‘you-name-it-they-have-it’. To access this highly educational periodic table, all you have to do is go to Bing.com search engine, type Periodic table in the search window and hit Enter … and let the magic unfold!
As you search for the term ‘periodic table’ in Bing, the periodic table appears. Bing also generates snippets of information regarding the periodic table along with the interactive table in the search results.
If you hover the mouse over any of the elements, you can see its properties such as atomic number, full name, melting point, boiling point, orbits, symbol and atomic mass. Thus, you will come to know a lot about the particular element.
On any of these tabs, typing an element name or symbol into the text box at the top of the answer will highlight that element on the periodic table so you can find it quickly.
If you need detailed information about all the elements, Bing’s interactive periodic table comes with 5 tabs, which include – Chemical group, Physical state, Discovered, Found on Earth and Density.
Chemical group: Under this tab, you will see the chemical properties of all elements, such as transition metals, polyatomic nonmetal, alkali metals, metalloids, noble gas etc. All these groups are represented with different colors.
Physical State: Under this tab, Bing’s interactive periodic table lets you know the physical state of any element at a particular temperature. You can change the temperature by either using the slider at the bottom or manually entering the temperature. Different physical states such as solid, liquid, melting, boiling, gas and unknown are displayed with specific color code at different temperatures. Thus, you can know at what temperature particular element changes from solid state to the liquid and when it starts melting etc.
Discovered: This tab, in the Bing’s interactive periodic table, lets you know the year in which a particular element was discovered. Use the slider or the up-down arrows in the ‘Year’ text box to change the year. The blue color represents ‘Discovered’; while the chrome yellow color represents ‘Discovered that year’. Grey color represents, ‘Not discovered yet’. You will be happy to know that by the year 2011, all the elements in the periodic table were discovered.
Found on Earth: This tab tells you the predominant location of an element on earth; whether in the air, ocean, mantle, core or it’s man-made.
Density: The last tab in the Bing’s interactive periodic table is Density. You can compare the color of an element with the colors displayed in the bar at the bottom, which shows the Density heatmap in g/L.
How to search periodic elements in Bing’s interactive periodic table
The interactivity and education of Bing’s periodic table doesn’t end here.
Bing’s interactive periodic table has an extension of “periodic element”, which goes into more details about any chemical element. If you click on any of the elements in the table or manually enter the element’s name in the ‘Find element’ search box, you can see the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus.
Going further, hover over the center of the atom to see the information about its nucleus, and hover over any electron to see the orbital and energy level of that electron. By clicking on the left or right arrows, you can scroll through and view the periodic element answer for an element with a neighboring atomic number.
If you want to directly jump to this search window on Bing, click here.
Bing’s interactive periodic table is certainly a great tool to learn chemistry in a fun way. And also, it will be a life-long learning. So, check out these new educations features on Bing search engine.