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Periodic table memory pegs

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FULL DESCRIPTION | RELEASE NOTES | CONTRIBUTING Periodic table memory pegs features flashcards for the first 107 elements of the periodic table (and element 113), to help you memorize and associate name, atomic number, and symbol of elements. Each element is associated with a picture, which is designed to remind you of the element's name, atomic number, and abbreviation. The cards in the deck will question you with one of the following: Picture, Name, Symbol, or Number. The other side of the card will display all remaining data, as well as the element's position in the period table. There is also an explanation of how to use the pictures as memory pegs. An example with fluorine: Front: Back: Contribute! The deck is maintained on GitHub. Suggestions are welcome: please open an issue whether it is to correct spelling, propose a redesign, or add a new memory peg. You can comment on this page, but be aware that I no not receive notifications from AnkiWeb. If you want to be notified when this deck is updated, you can subscribe to GitHub's atom feed for this project: maybe the easiest way to do so is use a atom-to-email service like feedrabbit.

Sample (from 108 notes)

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Name Zinc
Number 30
Symbol Zn
Memory sentence Brazen and zinc sink. Made of galvanized iron (iron coated with zinc), with $30 brass (brazen means brass) faucet. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Sink sounds like zinc.
Tags period:4 group:12
Name Antimony
Number 51
Symbol Sb
Memory sentence Ant money. Taking small bills ($5 and $1) to its passbook account.
Tags period:5 group:15
Name Curium
Number 96
Symbol Cm
Memory sentence Acme's curious curtains. For a standard 8-foot tall room (96").
Tags period:7 group:Actinoids

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on 1614449468
I have been using for the last three months and it is just awesome! Thanks for the help, man!
on 1613650008
Filled with really complicated arguments that I can sort of see the logic in, but which does not emphasise the already existing structure in the periodic table. I would rather remember them for where they are placed in the table, how they are structured, which number they have etc.
on 1613477074
Great source of revision and covers all points
on 1612433152
Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! This is so brilliant, and I'm literally mind-blown. I love it so freaking much. All of the memory pegs make it so much easier to remember it and the clues are all so so nice and it connects EVERYTHING. The colour and number on the picture and all of the fascinating facts make memorising the periodic table (which is generally boring af) into something fun! I'm impressed as to how much effort must've gone into it, and I really really recommend it to everyone asf. Thank you so so so much for being such a life-saver, may God bless you and may you be blessed with every little bit of happiness and success for saving the lives of all us poor students. Thanks so much for sharing it!!!
on 1612126693
Excellent Pictures, very detailed. Appreciate the effort.
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on 1606883411
Helpful for my course
on 1605781156
Very fine system!
on 1602021992
First deck I've used, I love it
on 1598896532
Really good deck, very useful if you want to master the periodic table.

My only criticism is that it should have tags, for rows, columns and groups of 10 to make it easier to learn. Sometimes I just want to learn 10-20 for example, or the “Halogen” group.
Comment from author
Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Tags have been added in the latest version today (v2.4.0), so it is now possible to filter based on rows and columns.
on 1598579473
Muy bien estructurada
on 1596955774
What an amazing deck!
on 1593253239
Incredible deck. It's hard at first, but then suddenly it all clicked. This one works very well.
on 1593105038
I really like this deck, and the idea behind it, and many of these pegs are absolutely brilliant. I love the ones where the numbers are really integral to the image chosen, like the 76 for the ostrich, or even something relatively simple like the chicken's feet in ruthenium (44). However, there are also a lot of images that do not help me much in remembering which number it is, as the only downvoting reviewer so far pointed out. I never remember that xenon is 54, for example, because the channel might as well have had a different number. I never even saw Xena, nor do I really know what pepto bismol is or a Westinghouse light bulb. For some images, the numbers are hidden in the image in a way that they might have been almost any other number (like 96 for californium or 68 for erbium). So I do wish more could have the level of genius of ostrich or even something like the Spanish galleon for gallium (three masts that look (sorta) like 1s is good enough for me), and could be as generally familiar as an ostrich or a box of matches. But overall, I still really like this deck. Thank you!
on 1593097673
A beautiful and carefully planned way to memorise periodic table
on 1592509992
This looks great. I'll try to contribute.
on 1592010802
Excellent work man. It has very slight issues as people have already noted, but a 95% of it is flawless. Excellent work. Great use as a template and works well if you just want to memorize all elements regardless of order or with order.
on 1589222781
Definitely a great deck. There are a couple of things I would change like the name Hahnium for 105 was actually a rejected named and it's named Dubnium, (however, this one exception and error helped me to remember this fact about element 105). I personally added my own cards for all the elements up to 118 in order to complete the table but the memory pegs in this deck are for the most part better than what I come up with and the deck includes any element that you would ever use in a Chemistry class.
Comment from author
Hey! Thanks for the comment.

In the most up-to-date version of the deck (that you should be able to download on this page), element 105 is correctly named Dubnium, with a matching sentence and image!

Would you mind sharing ideas for the elements missing here? I have the deck hosted on GitHub, contributions are welcome. If you don't feel like opening a GitHub account, you'll find an email address on my profile there.


Thank you!
on 1588065325
It's great
on 1587379564
Love this deck! I'm learning this information much faster than any deck I have tried to create before! Thank you for making it!
on 1587284099
The cheesy 8-bit (element) pegs work really well. One of the simplest, and most effective decks I've come across. Thx for putting this out there.
on 1585812662
Looks good, I'll give it a try!
on 1583597983
This is one of the best decks I have downloaded. It is well-structured, but what sets it apart is the memory clues that the author has created for all the 108 elements included. Every clue is also illustrated with a picture that will support your learning and make it more effective.

In general, those clues and pictures are great when it comes to remembering the names of the elements, while they are not so good when it comes to the numbers. A typical example would be element number 62, samarium. The memory clue here is a samurai sword that has been used for 62 generations. While the sword gives a fast and easy clue to remember samarium, there is really no way to picture that it has been used for 62 generations. You'll just have to remember that the same way you would without a clue. Most notes suffer from this problem, even though there are a number of really good exceptions.

In retrospect, my advice would be to use a memory palace to remember the numbers. If you don't know what that is, google it. There's probably no better way to remember things that come in a numerical order.

This is not meant as criticism of the deck. Creating good image clues for 108 numbers would be almost impossible. And if you use a memory palace you would probably use the authors great pictures to represent the elements, which is a help that few other decks gives you.
Comment from author
Hey! I fully agree with what you say: indeed not all clues are perfect. Samarium (62) is a good example of a questionable clue, and I often confuse it with Terbium nearby (65) whose clue isn't ideal either.

In my opinion though, it's important to avoid learning the table in numerical order. When challenged about element 35, I don't want to recite the whole sequence.

Anyway, thank you for the feedback! I'm very happy to know the deck is useful ; if your technique differs I'm fine with it! You can certainly configure Anki to present the cards in numerical order if that's what works for you!
on 1581788151
This will be helpful, thank you for you efforts, much appreciated!
on 1579983050
Its great, thank you very much for sharing!
Only thing is, when using nightmode, it is almost impossible to see anything. Maybe it needs some updates regarding the background color matching :)
Comment from author

Night mode has been implemented and released today (20th March 2020) thanks to a contributor on GitHub. You can download and update the deck and test is with Anki version 2.1.20 or above!
on 1578407194
Good deck with nice memo sentences and images. Must have been a lot of work to make it.

However, Dubnium (Db, 105) is incorrectly named Hahnium (Ha, 105) and elements above 105 are missing.
Comment from author
Please see the issue and update note with regards to element 105 in the deck: https://github.com/remiberthoz/anki-periodic-table-memory-pegs/issues/1


Depending on when you downloaded the deck, you may need to manually remove the cards with Note ID 1484952780480. This cards are duplicates for Dubnium cards; so you will find them near Element 105 in the Anki cards browser. To see the Note ID of a card in the browser, right-click on a card and select Info.
on 1577945267
Great desk I memorized full table wow
on 1577191182
on 1576440410
This is a great start as a template, but it is too focused on American culture (uses US customary units) and references to products only found in US.

Also, the memory hints contain false information. For instance, that TV tubes are filled with Xenon.

Finally some numbers are really vague. For instance, Iodine costs 53 cents or a praying mantis eats 59 bugs.

Had to redo most of the texts and pics to remove inaccurate information and US-centric references.

Works great if you treat it as a template.
Comment from author
I'm aware of this and would love to update the pack with additional, better, hints. If you would like to contribute to the deck, please share your modifications on GitHub: https://github.com/remiberthoz/anki-periodic-table-memory-pegs !
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on 1574782263
Absolutely amazing
on 1573992197
The correct way of learning, associate and use as many senses as possible. Like for Na I try to feel the saltiness of the crackers too. This deck is amazing, thank you for sharing this :)
on 1567353021
Fantastic deck! However there's a big issue: the lower rows (58-71 and 90-103) have the wrong positioning, according to your [original source](http://www.johnpratt.com/atomic/periodic.html) and [wikipedia's periodic table](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_table#/media/File:Simple_Periodic_Table_Chart-en.svg). Lanthanum should be inline with Yttrium but instead you have Lutetium in it's place. Same for Actinium. Have I missed something to explain why this is the case?

I think these sorts of issues, along with minor spelling mistakes, and the changing nature of science, could be fixed by hosting this deck on Github in the same way that the [Ultimate Geography deck](https://github.com/axelboc/anki-ultimate-geography) does so. Then when mistakes are fixed (by the community) the cards are simply rebuilt, with the same card ids, and reimported as an update which keeps users progress. I'm willing to create the repo and get things started, let me know what you think by email: ohare93 @ gmail.com
Comment from author

Regarding the lower rows, I decided to alter the original presentation because the IUPAC has not decided which elements constitute group 3 of the Periodic Table [1] and I personally like this presentation more. But I am open to discuss this!

Regarding the Github project idea: I opened a repo with the basic constituents of the deck [2]. Feel free to submit a pull-request there! I will try to adapt it to the layout you suggested during the coming week!


[1] https://iupac.org/projects/project-details/?project_nr=2015-039-2-200
[2] https://github.com/remiberthoz/anki-periodic-table-memory-pegs
on 1563164132
Nice work. I wonder why hahnium is the only element that was not present in the original work of John P Pratt
Comment from author
I believe Hahnium used to be present is the original source. But it has been removed since, probably because its name has been deprecated by IUPAC. Thanks.
on 1562575271
Hey, you have an outdated name for 105. It says Hahnium, but it's now called Dubnium (Db).

Also, it'd be cool to have till 108 now that they have official names.
Comment from author
Thanks! I knew Hahnium had been changed to Dubnium, but I chose to let it because I was not willing to alter the original author's memory pegs. I will submit an update to this package soon, but I need help finding ideas for the newly named elements. Fell free to comment here or submit an issue on github to the newly created repo for this deck: https://github.com/remiberthoz/anki-periodic-table-memory-pegs

on 1561470462
At first I was quite skeptical that this would be of use (why bother learning a picture, won't that just be one more thing to struggle to remember?) but as I used this deck I became a believer. This is very well done. Wish it continued past element 104!
Comment from author
I will submit an update to this package soon, but I need help finding ideas for the newly named elements. Fell free to comment here or submit an issue on github to the newly created repo for this deck: https://github.com/remiberthoz/anki-periodic-table-memory-pegs

on 1546566485
For night mode comment out color: under .box_text { and .box_text h2 { in the css. I prefer mnemonics on the back side instead of on their own cards, so I suspended card:1
on 1539627278
Simply outstanding
on 1536283811
love it
on 1535669928
it's awesome
on 1535253896
Very useful and funny! The notes and pictures are awesome!
on 1534054691
Good Work
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on 1529391867
memory pegs on flashcards. more please!
on 1513036800
Amazing deck, thanks for sharing!
on 1505260800
Fun Chemistry!

The deck is absolutely hilarious and adorable, making the dull job of learning the periodic table more enjoyable than expected. You know how an interesting story could stuck in your head with you forever, way better than a dry fact could? Try learning this deck.