Elements is 150 years old this week

Elements is 150 years old this week
Nathan Hale

Why are we called Elements?

We love the name Elements. It has so much marketing potential. And we wanted something that showed we have multiple modules in our app – but when you combine them, something bigger happens – Elements + Catalyst. Plus, we can play off the chemistry angle – Catalyst, Big Bang Tour. And finally, you can spell words with the chemical symbols.

Element discovery dates

Here’s a short video showing when every element was discovered.

History of the Periodic Table

To show our appreciation to the scientists behind the periodic table, we’ve decided to dedicate a simple timeline that outlines the major components that were necessary for what we now call the periodic table of elements. If you want to check out our inspiration, click here to get to The Economist article.

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