I love Chemistry and the Periodic table is very useful for me, however I can't remember all of the properties of all of the elements, so I was wondering if there was some sort of Periodic table interactive app? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18.

The perfect app would be one that can give detailed information about a selected element, such as: atomic mass, atomic volume, atomic radius, lattice type, space group, electron configuration, melting point, boiling point, heat of fusion, series, group, period, block, and maybe even some historical information such as date of discovery, and the appearance of the element.


Gelemental is just the app for you! Install it with:

sudo apt-get install gelemental

It shows all the information you requested and so much more! Take Cadmium for instance:

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  • What is symbolic colour? – Holloway Nov 3 '15 at 10:02
  • @Holloway: In the first image of the full periodic table you will see that they are grouped by different colours, the symbolic colour is which colour it is on the table, for instance Cadmium is a sort of light red colour (or #ffd88e). – user364819 Nov 3 '15 at 17:33
  • Ok, so it's specific to this program? – Holloway Nov 3 '15 at 17:36
  • Also just noticed this is a self answered question. Are you connected to the program at all? If so, Cadmium is the wrong colour in the example you've given. – Holloway Nov 3 '15 at 17:37
  • @Holloway: Yes, that's why it is in the Miscellaneous section. Though I think that in most programs they use similar colour coding. – user364819 Nov 3 '15 at 17:39

I use a graphing calculator called qalculator. It has a periodic table from which you can copy and paste.

sudo apt-get install qalculator

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