Does the Periodic Table Evolve ?

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  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Welcome to sciforums, MoOSE.

    Do you still want to talk about the periodic table?
    Did that happen? Details, please.
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    Now what?
    Did that happen? Details, please.
    There are lots of potential reasons for that.
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    But would that not be the current universe, today? According to Hazen, new compounds are being made as we speak. The Universe is still evolving.
     
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  5. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    That's not what is being discussed. The periodic table is nothing to do with compounds.
     
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  7. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    That's nothing to do with the OP and makes no sense as well
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    You missed the question.
    The question was if the Universe itself could be considered the largest compound consisting of elements.
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Beaconator is, or rather was, one of our resident nutters. I think he has been banned, though for some reason does not have the “banned” flag against his name. I always thought he was a sad case. There were traces in his posts of a former knowledge of chemistry, now all jumbled up by his illness.
     
  10. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    Since the Universe by definition is everything then yes.
    In the same way it contains the largest number of wombats, it's a meaningless statement.
    While you are happy to let a thread meander and finally land on Tegmark I am not. Certainly not in the hard science section.
     
  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    No, the question was whether or not the periodic table evolves. The largest chemical compound was an irrelevant silly question subsequently introduced by a now banned poster.

    But, on the subject of compounds, I should point out that planets, the universe, or whatever large agglomeration somebody may choose, are not chemical compounds. The difference between a mixture and a compound is a basic distinction.

    Back on the thread topic, the periodic table evolves as new elements are synthesised. A number of different arrangements of the table have also evolved, emphasising different patterns among the elements. But the basic layout is unchanged, as it is determined by the electronic structure of atoms.
     
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  12. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    Shame that.
    My best mate from school is damaging himself with alcohol.
    He was super smart.

    I suppose the thread is done since the OP has been answered?
    I think this is one of the failings of this part of the site. (Science)
    If the OP is answered or the original question is flawed (both in this case) then the thread should be locked.
    This keeps threads of this nature higher quality.
    Keeps the site more attractive, focused, interesting. Imho
     
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  13. M0OSE Registered Member

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  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I am glad you agree.
    The rest of your response is superfluous.
     
  15. M0OSE Registered Member

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I just found this interesting cruising through the forum. Shame Chemistry hasn’t had a post in nearly three years. I try to keep track of what elements and procedures are found in the things around me.

    The topic itself seemed silly, but the idea that the universe is made of elements that do undergo change is undeniable. I wonder if pieces of different elements act as their respective element of if it is all the same.
     
  16. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    No, your contribution to hard science yet again was irrelevant. Reported again.
     
  17. M0OSE Registered Member

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    Mixtures and compounds relative to the universe only vary between temperatures and pressure as far as we know.
     
  18. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Moderator note: This is an old thread, recently resurrected. The new content doesn't add anything significant to the thread and seems a little ... off. So, best to close this.
     
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