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Periodic Droid is an Excellent Android App for Learning the Periodic Table

The Periodic Table is one of the things that haunt me I still remember from high school Chemistry. When I was in high school we had to memorize all of the elements on the Periodic Table. My classmates and I made flashcards and quizzed each other on it until we knew it backward and forward. Today, many Chemistry students still have to memorize the Periodic Table. The difference between my experience and that of today’s students is that they can study on their mobile devices.

Periodic Droid is a free Android app for studying and learning the elements on the Periodic Table. Unlike similar apps in the Android Marketplace, Periodic Droid is more than just a set of flashcards to put on a phone. Periodic Droid allows students to click through each element to discover information like the boiling point, crystal structure, and ionization potential of that element. Students can also click through to Wikipedia entries about each element.

Periodic Droid offers a practice quiz mode for students. Students can select from six different quiz modes. Each quiz can be based on recognizing elements’ names, atomic numbers, symbols, atomic weight, crystal structure, and boiling point.

Watch an overview of Periodic Droid in the video below. (The video does not have sound).

 

Periodic Droid functioned equally well on my phone and on my tablet.

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