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Periodic Table Mnemonic-The Best Approach To Memorize The Periodic Table

Oleh : Kevin Cou tinho February 13, 2013

Periodic Table Mnemonic -Learn The Periodic Table (Major System and Substitute Words)
This article attempts to answer the big questions like ‘ periodic table mnemonic ‘, ‘ how to memorize p eriodic table ‘ or ‘ how to learn the periodic tab le ‘. I will make an attempt to solve this challenging puzzle (considering there are 118 elements in periodic table and its a daunting task) by applying major system and substitute words or mnemonic words. As of today, there are 118 elem ents in the periodic ta ble.

As I see from the periodic table, there are 18 groups and 7 period s and it conta ins the following meta l and non -meta l categories and subcategories range: 1.Alk ali 2.Alk aline 3.Lan thanide 4.Actinide 5.Transition 6.Post 7.Metallo id 8.Other 9.Halogen 10.Noble 11.Unknown Chemical Properties This artic le ‘period ic table mnemonic’ will help you to 1.Memorize 2.Memorize Memorizing the a ll the periodic the element s number tab le , in line with the of of techniques the periodic the provided will table element give you Gas Non-metal Transition Metal Metal Earth Metal Metal

3.Memorize which meta l/non -metal category it belongs to additiona l perks. In the process you will have learnt’ I have divided this article into 3 sections the major system and you can name

all the elements from 1 -118, both forwards and backwards!!!

Combining substitute words . Step 1:Period ic Table Mnemonic – Substitute Words The elements or meta ls in periodic table are a bstract and they do not trigger any mental images. Below is Eleme Substitut nt eWords Hydrog Hide en Trojan Helium Heel A im Lithiu m Lee Team GroupN umber 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 Substitut eWords Know A Beam GroupNu Element mbers 81 82 83 84 85 Substitut eWords the table conta ining all the metals and their substitute words. Element Niobium Thallium Tail L iam Lead Bismuth Polonium Astatine Radon Francium Radium Actinium Thorium Laid Bees Moth Polo On Knee Ass Tying Raid On Frying Some Radium Acting Name Thor Rum Molybde Molding num Nun Techneti Techno um Team Rutheniu Rotten m Name Rhodium Road Ham Palladiu m Silver Cadmiu m Indium Tin Berylli Bury Lime um Boron Burrow Carbon Car Bum Nitrog en Night Trojan Pull A Dam 86 Silver Jewellery Cat Meow Hen Dam Tin 87 88 89 90 91 Oxyge Ox Jane n Flourin Flower e Rain Neon Sodiu m Knee Soda Antimon Aunty y Money Telluriu m Iodine Xenon Protactini Protect um Knee Uranium Neptuniu m Plutonium Americiu m Curium Your Knee Neck To Knee Pull Toe Knee Amir Swim Queue Rum Magne Make Knee 52 sium Swim Alumin A Loo Men um Silicon Silicon Implants 53 54 Tailor Ham 92 Hide Hen Show Nun 93 94 Phosph Post For Us 55 orus Sulfur Chlori ne Argon Sell Fur Cold Rain Hair Gun 56 57 58 59 60 Caesium Cash Swim 95 Barium Lanthan um Cerium Praseod ymium Bury Ham Lantern Sea Rum Press Hottie Meow 96 97 98 99 100 Berkelium Bark Line Californiu Cauliflower m Knee Einsteiniu Einstein m Fermium Farm Meow Potassi Potato um Swim Calciu Gal Swim Neodymi Knee D ive . Substitute Major words system 3. how can you remember the meta l Flourine unless it is associated with some thing. Flower rain sounds like flourine! GroupN umber 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 I have applied the same principle to a ll of the elements of periodic table. For example.1. Stand a lone ‘flourine’ doesn’t make any sense but how about assigning a substitute word lik e flower rain and you will easily remember it.major system and linking system So lets start our expedition. 2.

Simple. Once you are familiar with a ll the substitute words. it time for you to move to the next ma jor step -ma jor system. Go through the list at least 10 times and get familiar with all the substitute words for the corresponding p -ta ble elements. then you need to learn the major system. if you have to remember the numbers. Step 2:Period ic Table Mnemonic -Major System Now you must be wondering why the hell do I need to learn the major system or the major memory system. Each element of periodic table has a number and that number has to be associated with the corresponding substi tute word of that element and to remember the numbers. we take the a id of ma jor system. . Major system is simple and I have explained it in deta il in Ma jor system . Check whether you can reca ll the substitute words by covering them.m 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Scandi Scan Dam um Titaniu Titanic m Vanadi Van Dam um 61 62 63 um Promethi Prometheu 101 um s Samariu Summer m Europiu m Europe 102 103 Mendelevi Mandela um We Hum Nobelium No Ball Lawrenciu Lawrence m Swim Rutherfor Root Of A mdium Dam Dubnium Dog Knee Chromi Crow Meow 64 um Manga Mango nese Knees Iron Cloth Iron 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 Gadolini Gate Oiling 104 um Terbium Tear Bomb 105 Dysprosi Disco um Swim Hairy Bu… (careful) Tall L iam 106 Seaborgiu Sea Barge m Bohrium Hassium Boring Ass Swim Cobalt Cow Ball Nickel Knee Ca ll Holmium Hole Meow 107 Erbium Thulium Ytterbiu m 108 109 Copper Cup Pour Zinc Galliu m Sing Girl Hum Meitneriu Me Turn m Knee Darmstad Dam Stand tium Team Roentgeni Run Genie um Hum Copernici Copper um Knee Swim Ununtriu m Flerovium OH Nun Tree Hum Floor We Hum Tear Bomb 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 Lutetium Loot Team Hafnium Half Knee Tantalu m Tungste n Tan Tall Lamb Tongue Stone Germa Germ Many 72 nium in Ham Arseni Arse on c Neck Seleni um Sell Knee 73 74 75 76 Bromin Bra Mine e Krypto Creepy n Town Rhenium Run Knee Osmium Iridium Hose Man Ununpent Oh Nun ium Pant Hum Livermori Liver Move um Rum Ununsepti Oh Nun Sip um Tea Hum Ununoctiu Oh Nun m Hook T ea Rubidi Rub A Dam 77 um Stronti Stone um Team Yttriu m Eat Tree 78 79 80 Hairy Dam 117 118 Platinum Platinum Gold Mercury Gold More Curry Zirconi Shark On um Knee We have the substitutes ready.

how to For convenience purpose. Let me give you an example: The peg for number 1 is tie and the first element in the . invested lea rning remember numbers will benefit you throughout your life. ma jor Skip the The one time and the other in will tumble. Su bstitute Wo rds and Major System Now you have the peg words for all the numbers from 1 -120 and you also have the substitute words for all the elements of the periodic tab le . this whole the process. I have the table below with a ll the peg words for the numbers Lea rn system. What we will do here is very simple. associating the number pegs with the substitute words. Associate the number peg with the corresponding substitute word of the corresponding element using linking system. So it is worth the while! Number Mnemonic Number Mnemonic Number Mnemonic Number Mnemonic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Tie Noah Ma Row Law Shoe Cow Ivy Bee Toes Dot Tan Tom Tear Tall Touch Tick Dive Tub Nose Net Nun Neem Nero Nile Notch Knock Knife Knob Mouse 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 Mat Moon Mummy Mare Main Match Mug Movie Mop Rice Rat Run Rum Roar Roll Rich Rock Roof Rib Lace Loot Line Loom Lorry Lily Leech Lock Leaf Lip Chess 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 Shit Chain Shame Chair Chill Check Chief Chubby Kiss Cat Cane Come Car Coal Couch Cock Cough Cop Fuse Fat Van Foam Fire Foil Watch Walk Wife Web Boss 91 92 93 94 95 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 Bat Bun Bum Bore Boil Bitch Back Puff Beep Doses Dazed Tyson Tissimo Tosser Tussle Toss Shoe Toss Cow Toss Ivy Toss Bee Tortoise Dotted Total Dot Ma Daughter Dettol Dot Shoe Dot Cow Dot Ivy Dot Bee Tennis Choo Choo 96 Now that you have learnt’ the major system. Step 3:Periodic Table Mnemonic – Periodic Table Elemen ts.The final step is very simple. Congratu lations on reaching this far! You a re just one step from memorizing the periodic table in order.I believe you have invested some time to lea rn the major system. which is of course the backbone from 1of 120. let us move to the final step where we will combine both substitute words and ma jor system to finally lea rn the periodic table.

it is as simple as that! One pointer. Sounds like a daunting task but its all worth t he trouble. Then come back after a week.periodic table is Hydrogen and its substitute word is hide Trojan. So how does it work? Simple. Imagine thousands of ties hiding inside a Trojan horse! Yes. I promised one more thing the article would deliver. I had sa id that I would help you to memorize to which categories the elements belong to. Put in a little effort to litera lly see the mental images in your mind’s eye. I have created a pdf file with all the details. Then come back after a day and check your pro gress. Period ic Table Elemen t Category Substitute Words Alkali Meta l Alkaline Ea rth M etal Lanthanide Actinide Transition M etal Post Transition M etal Metalloid Other Non-meta l Halogen Noble Gas Unknown Chemica l Properties Alcohol Alcohol Earth Lantern Hide Hug Teen Hide Train Station Post Tra in Station Medal Hea d No Meda l Halo Jane New Ball Gas Chemica l Now we have the substitute words for elements. We need substitute words for the categories. use your imagination! I hope that the ‘periodic table mnemonic’ has helped you to memorize the periodic ta ble. see if you can still remember and you will be amazed!!! Finally. If you want this for every element. If there is any other thing related periodic table that you want to memorize. (Mail me to grab a co py of the pdf file ) If you have followed the above steps. Now let us assume. you a re welcome. Follow this practice pattern. This will be just an extension of what you have already learnt’. say after 6 hours and read it once more. Go through the whole list at least 3 times and come back to the material. in a strange and somewhat. then please write to me via comments or send a mail! Download printable Periodic Table Memorize…the easy w ay…the c razy way!!! . Number one is tie and tie reminds you of Ties Hiding inside the Trojan Horse and hide Trojan is hydrog en ! Now we will do it for all 118 elements. Now simply associate tie with hide T rojan. To make your life easy. Simple. You remember Lee’s team contains only mas’(mothers). You have the idea. you want to memorize to which category Lithium belongs to. Now just associate it with a lcohol (Alka li). Make the association a s ridiculous and illogica l as possible and add emotion and make them sexual. out -of-the-box way. then I know you have ma de an attempt at learning the periodic table mnemonic.