In addition to the Solar System we reported last week, Microsoft Bing now offers periodic table and info about periodic elements directly in its search results page. Bing’s version of periodic tablet is interactive and useful. In addition to the standard periodic table info like atomic numbers, masses, and symbols for each element, Bing also offers boiling and freezing points, orbital structures, dates of discovery, and densities. Hovering over each element will bring up a snapshot with details about that element.
Each tab on the Bing periodic table paints the table in a different set of colors to show how the elements vary according to their group, physical state, discovery date, predominant location on earth, or density. The physical state has a slider to demonstrate how the elements change with the temperature, while the discovery date slider shows when each element was discovered. On any of these tabs, typing an element name or symbol into the text box at the top of the answer will highlight that element on the periodic table so you can find it quickly.
To access this feature, type “periodic table” into the Bing search box. If you want to know more about an element, Bing “periodic element” answer will help you out.
In addition to seeing many properties of that element such as mass, density, etc., Bing displays the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus. Hovering over the center of the atom shows information about its nucleus, and hovering over any electron shows the orbital and energy level of that electron. By clicking on the left or right arrows, you can scroll through and view the periodic element answer for an element with a neighboring atomic number.
Trigger this feature by typing an element name into the search box or by clicking on an element in the periodic table utility.