The Alexander Arrangement of Elements Coronavirus Response:
Fold-up Credit Card Size Periodic Table Fits in your Wallet

photo of 3/29/2020

Interestingly, while the type size is a bit small for convenient reference, the d-block is the exact size of a credit card, so with two cross folds it conveniently fits within a wallet.

The construction method is to print on a single sheet set for scale-to-fit, at ' landscape'.
    1. Cut around the whole thing inside the outside black line.
    2. Score from edge to edge for bending at the black lines between the element databoxes within the chart and the other way along the dashed lines passing through many element databoxes.
    3. After that, fold forward at the scores with a black line in white, between blocks.
    4. Fold back at the thicker black lines of other scores for one double-sided page per block, and glue or adhesive double face tape to keep both block halves together.
    5. Finally, to make it credit card size, fold on the remaining scores that run down through the element databoxes. Start at the leftmost and fold to the right to enclose smaller sections.

Before that wallet fold, the final result can stand on the right edge, but it reads starting with H & He: yellow.
The element line continues down & stepping right to the s-block in atomic number order by flipping the whole rig over twice to where the s-block meets the d-block - where the numeric order of the Periodic Law continues straight down now - as the period-connecting sidesteps are only in the Main Group elements. Revolving the rig twice again, brings us to include the f-block page's both sides, and we have seen that every element (in the order of the Periodic Law) has passed the same property groups 'periodically'!

Gerald Eadie tells us that this is a "transposed version of the long table envisioned by Charles Janet in 1929, with the exceptions of reverting Helium back to it's traditional position and the repositioning of Hydrogen to follow suit. "
"Transposition allows the entire table to be presented in full while providing ample room for listing data. It is less confusing for students who are learning the basics of electron orbital placement."
"Realignment of the periods for the s blocks also dispels misconceptions about transitions."
"Notably, removing any doubt that f-block is not adjacent to s-block, as is commonly mistaken when viewing a short or classic table."

Roy Alexander's 1965 experiment results are applied to Eadie's - or any other PT - which results the first top two of other element blocks to become physically adjacent to two of the s-block with their previous atomic numbers.
From top down, then, the order of the blocks are S, P, D, and F (named for spectroscopics), but out of order in ordinary flat periodic tables (as are both the elements and blocks).

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Last Update: 4/27/20