The information dialog

The information dialog is accessed by clicking with the left mouse button on any element. This is the place to get information about an element. With the buttons at the bottom of the dialog you can change the element which is displayed without closing the dialog.

Data Overview

The Data Overview page tells you about different facts related to the element.

Depending on the data available in Kalzium you will see different radii of the element. The covalent radius is the radius of a non charged atom of the element in a molecule. The could for example be the O-H-distance in Water. The atomic radius is the radius of an elemental atom, e.g. not bound to anything. The van der Waals-radius is defined as the distance of two atoms of the same sort in two equal molecules, for example two carbon-atoms in propane. The last possible radius is the ionic radius including its charge.

The mass of an element is the average mass of all isotopes in relation to their percentage.


Kalzium information dialog


Bohr Orbitals

The Atom Model page displays the atomic shells. Every orbit stands for a atomic shell and every yellow circle represents an electron.


Kalzium information dialog


Isotopes

The Isotopes page presents information about the isotopes of an element.

Mass

The mass of this isotope.

Neutrons

The number of neutrons this isotope has.

Percentage

The percentage of atoms occurring that are of this isotope type. Also called abundance.

Half-life period

Only unstable isotopes have a half-life period. It is defined as the time in which half the isotopes decay.

Energy and Mode of Decay

Some isotopes are known to emit particle radiation under the process of radioactive decay. Each decay transformation has a typical energy release, which is listed along with the mode of decay.

Spin and Parity

The spin of the nucleus and its parity.

Magnetic Moment

The magnetic dipole moment of the nucleus. Measured in units of the nuclear magneton.


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Miscellaneous

The Miscellaneous page tells you other information about the current element, including when it was discovered and the origin of the name.


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Spectrum

The Spectrum page shows you elements spectrum. You can choose the range of the wavelengths, units and type of the spectrum. The intensity table can be seen at the right bottom part of the page.


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Extra Information

The Extra information page gives you the links to the element pages on Wikipedia, Jefferson Lab, and WebElements.


Kalzium information dialog