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Definition a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements according to atomic number and chemical properties
  • The periodic table of elements, Meg!
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • She'd been a scientist as well as a magician, and had thought nothing of reading us Newton's laws or the periodic table as bedtime stories.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I recite the Periodic Table of Elements like a prayer; I take my examinations as Holy Communion, and the pass of the first semester was a sacrament.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In chemistry, she wasn't there for our quiz on the periodic table.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Bet you don't even know your periodic table, do you?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Molecules do not interest her, she doesn't seem able to grasp the Periodic Table.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Our advanced curriculum put us into the periodic table during the first week.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • In general, I adhere to the notion that things belong in the class to which they have been assigned —which leads us to the periodic table.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • I tuned out and began mentally reviewing the periodic table, which usually kept me occupied during these soliloquies.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • "We're starting to run the periodic table here.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • To the left was an oil painting of the Virgin Mary, and beside that was a laminated periodic table of elements.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He is comforted by its orderliness, by the beach-blanketsized periodic table above his head against the back wall and the gentle glow of the bluish screen.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Which would, of course, lead to him pulling me inside the car and kissing me, which always made me somehow forget about studying the dates for the Italian Renaissance, or the periodic table, or Macbeth, entirely.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • I gave my name and told how my father taught math at the community college and how my mother had once taught high school history, American history, but now was a housewife; I said it all as quickly as I could, and when I sat back in my desk I would have sworn that Merle Hucks had heard it all, that he was looking out the door right up until the moment the teacher of his homeroom walked over and closed it, leaving only a chart of the periodic table, taped to the door, for me to see.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • i can't sleep tonight. my head is full of thoughts that won't turn off. lines from my monologues. elements of the periodic table that i'm supposed to be memorizing. theorems i'm supposed to be understanding. olivia. auggie. miranda's words keep coming back: the universe was not kind to auggie pullman. i'm thinking about that a lot and everything it means. she's right about that. the universe was not kind to auggie pullman. what did that little kid ever do to deserve his sentence? what...
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • He took a deep breath, running through the periodic table in his mind—silver cadmium indium tin—hut he could not seem to still himself.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • He opened his eyes and made himself go through the periodic table—hydrogen, helium, lithium—so the knot in his stomach would not twist into tears.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • The periodic table and Jane Eyre and even the location of the Brown Pelican.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • The periodic table arranges elements according to their physical properties and to what else?
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Mr. Taylor even sets up competitions among the top students, like a recent after-school contest to see who could most swiftly write every element in the periodic table from memory.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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