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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter April 30, 2018

IUPAC100 Periodic Table Challenge

From the journal Chemistry International

The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of IUPAC and the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table. The IUPAC Centenary is an opportunity to reflect on the value and work that is carried out by the IUPAC. While doing so, we can inform audiences worldwide of the variety of IUPAC activities—and do so in a manner that covers each and every decade, not just recent years.

Given the anniversary of the Periodic Table and its central role in chemistry, this project seeks to create an online global competition centered on the Periodic Table and IUPAC. The objective of the project is to promote IUPAC’s role in shaping the global affairs of chemistry through a competitive online quiz. With this global activity, we aim to reach a global audience of young students in a way that will be attractive, cost-effective, and that will give visibility to the work that IUPAC has been doing over the last 100 years.

This is your chance to contribute

While some questions have already been prepared, the Task Group needs your input to reach its goal: a question linked to each and every one of the 118 elements, with a full diversity of topics covered. We are looking for creative multiple-choice questions: the focus of the question is free for you to choose. Some obvious choices are questions regarding the name, the chemical or physical properties of the elements, or aspects surrounding the element’s discovery.

For examples of questions and to submit your own now, please visit the project page.

For further information, contact the Task Group Chair Jan Apotheker <> or Juris Meija <>

Online erschienen: 2018-4-30
Erschienen im Druck: 2018-4-1

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