A handy addition to any chemist's tool set, this application brings the Periodic Table of Elements, with detailed information about each entry, onto any Palm-based handheld. The application displays either half the table or a selected subset of elements at a time, and users can bring up the physical and chemical specifics of each item simply by tapping its entry.
The information is drawn from reliable sources including the IUPAC Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, and a handful of other familiar reference books. The table itself uses a color coding scheme that can be customized by the user.
We would have liked to see the entire table displayed at once, but this may have been impractical given the small screen size. On the whole, we think ChemTable's simple interface and wealth of information make it a natural fit for any chemist, whether student or seasoned professional.