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A Matter of Elemental Facts: Ode to Carbon

Meghan Lafferty, a chemistry librarian at the University of Minnesota, reflects on carbon — the sixth element in the periodic table.

A Matter of Elemental Facts: Polonium

The Periodic Table of Elements turns 150 this year! In honor of the birth of the table that puts all other tables to shame, we will be taking a more in depth look at some of the elements. We start with the inconspicuous and seemingly harmless element occupying the lower right side of the table, Polonium.

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