To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) and the centenary of IUPAC, in 2019 IUPAC launched the Periodic Table Challenge. The online challenge was played by thousands of players from 136 countries and every continent, including Antarctica. As a result of this success, IUPAC is now offering a new and expended Periodic Table Challenge and we invite everyone to play!
The challenge has new exciting questions. In order to obtain a certificate one will need to answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly. For schools and classes groups, there is also an opportunity to win a Periodic Table signed by a Nobel Laureate.
Ever wonder why plutonium got symbol Pu and not Pl?
Which car logo used to be an element symbol?
Where to find americium at home and why Mendeleev didn’t like tellurium?
If so, the Periodic Table Challenge is just for you.
> Announcement published in Chem Int July 2020, p. 26
homepage image credit: The Father of the Periodic Table, by PARVIZ AZIMOV / submitted for the Nobelium context of the IYPT Periodic challenge, 2 FEB 2019