Printable Periodic Tables

Find the perfect printable periodic table!  This is a collection of free printable periodic tables in PDF file or PNG image format to save, print, and use. What we’re done is list the tables, along with links, so you can get detailed info about each one. The HD periodic tables make great screen savers or reference tables on mobile devices. They are sized to fit on a sheet of paper and you don’t need to worry about marking them up because you can always print more for working homework problems or performing lab calculations. The tables re-size cleanly, so you can view or print at any size or aspect ratio, from tiny to poster-sized.

To download a table, click the image for the full-size version to right-click and save. PDF periodic tables and additional color options are available on each table’s main page via the link.

Color Printable Periodic Table

Do you want all the latest element facts and figures? This printable periodic table cites the atomic mass significant figures in keeping with the most recent IUPAC values. This is the periodic table we recommend you use for calculations and homework:

Color Printable Periodic Table

Color Printable Periodic Table


 

Cosmic Background Periodic Table

New for 2016 – This periodic table features a cosmic or space background. This is our largest periodic table to-date. We’ve got the printable and wallpaper size here for download, or you can get the full-size poster of this table.

Cosmic Background Periodic Table

Cosmic Background Periodic Table


Periodic Table for Kids

New for 2016 – This printable periodic table is perfect for kids or anyone who wants a clean-looking chart with atomic weights rounded to the usual two decimal points. It’s a lot less confusing for homework! This table is available in color or black/white. PDF downloads are also included.

Color periodic table for kids.


Black and White Printable Periodic Table

Black and White Printable Periodic Table

Black and White Periodic Table

This is your go-to free black and white printable periodic table for facts and figures. It’s a periodic table with names, element symbols, atomic numbers, atomic weights, and groups. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) significant figures are listed for atomic weights (accepted single value, not the range of atomic masses). This chart is ideal if you find colors distracting or can’t print them or you simply want to practice coloring in element groups yourself.


Printable Color Periodic Table 2015

Printable Color Periodic Table 2015

Periodic Table Optimized for Printing

You can print any of these tables (just select “print to fit”), but this particular set of tables was specially designed to look great on regular printer paper. The tables maximize the available space on a sheet of paper, so you get the easiest-to-read printed version. Other printer-optimized tables are also available:


Complete Periodic Table

Complete Periodic Table

Periodic Table with Everything

This is our most comprehensive periodic table. This chart contains all the information you could want from a printable periodic table, including element symbols, names, atomic numbers, atomic masses, electron shells, periods, groups, state of matter, and more. It is available with either a white (transparent) background or a black background. There is also a PDF you can download. This table is particularly nice on a monitor because you can zoom in to view essential facts.


Colorful Periodic Table

2015 Colorful Periodic Table

2015 Colorful Periodic Table

This is another of the 2015 colorful periodic tables. It has a cheery color scheme, making a rainbow from the alkali metals over to the noble gases. It’s also available with a black background or as a PDF file. As always, it includes essential element facts needed to study chemistry and make calculations. We put a gap between the element cells to make the chart easy to read.


Blank Periodic Table

Blank Printable Periodic Table

Blank Printable Periodic Table

Fill in the blanks of this printable periodic table with the element symbols, groups, or whatever you’re trying to learn. You can get the blank table as an image file or a PDF, so you can save it to print as many copies as you need. It re-sizes cleanly to meet your needs. The zig zag line separate the metals from the nonmetals. Numbers of groups and periods are provided for your convenience.


 

Printable Periodic Table Without Names

Color Periodic Table With No Names

Color Periodic Table With No Names

This chart features the element symbols, atomic numbers, and atomic weights, but does not list the element names. You can use it to help learn to associate the names and symbols, like for quizzes and such. The color version of the table includes the element groups and a key, while the black and white version omits the groups, so you can learn those or color them in. PDFs files are available for both tables.


Black and White Printable Table – Negative Colors

Negative Printable Periodic Table Of The Elements

Negative Printable Periodic Table Of The Elements

This negative-colored periodic table contains essential information, such as element names, element symbols, atomic number, atomic mass, and element group. Although it’s not something you’d probably want to print, it’s very easy to read on a screen, such as  on your phone or computer. In fact, it’s our favorite table for mobile. If you don’t like the black with white text, there is a regular black and white or color version.



Glowing Text Periodic Table

Periodic Table Wallpaper - Glowing Neon Red Text

These printable periodic tables appear to be glowing, like they were drawn using highlighters,  or slightly radioactive, depending on the color you choose. The tables print up nicely, but where they really shine is as computer or phone wallpapers. Color options include glowing rad red, va-va-voom violet, glistening gold, green blue, and vivid yellow.


Periodic Table Crystal Tiles Wallpaper

Periodic Table Crystal Tiles Wallpaper

Glass Tiles Periodic Table

Here is a high-contrast printable periodic table with a glass tiles effect for each element. It’s bright and easy to read. The element tiles have a shiny look, like ceramic or glass. You’ll find element symbols, names, groups, atomic numbers and atomic weights. Choose from the black or white background and PNG or PDF format.


IUPAC Periodic Table

IUPAC Periodic Table

IUPAC Significant Figures Periodic Table

This table features the atomic weights of the elements using the most recent accepted values and significant figures from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Both a black/white (shown) and full color version of this periodic table are available. A key to reading the element facts is provided underneath the title.


Color Periodic Table with Oxidation States

Color Periodic Table with Oxidation States

Oxidation States Periodic Table

Some elements stick with one oxidation state. For example, the alkali metals usually have a +1 oxidation, while the noble gases carry a 0 charge. Other elements, like the transition metals, exhibit many oxidation states. This printable periodic table displays the most common oxidation states or valences for the elements. This chart is colorful, but it’s transparent where there is data, so it’s easy to read.


Circle Element Tiles Periodic Table

Circle Element Tiles Periodic Table

Circle Tiles Periodic Table

Who says the element tiles have to be squares or rectangles? Here is a mod printable periodic table made using round tiles. Don’t worry — all the usual facts and figures are still there. The element tiles contain element symbol, name, atomic number, and atomic mass. Mix it up a little. Think outside the box.


Neon Printable Periodic Table

Neon Printable Periodic Table

Neon Periodic Table

This is a color printable periodic table with a neon color scheme. The neon effect borders the cells, leaving the element tiles clear so you can read the text. The table is available as either a png image file or as a PDF with either a transparent background or a black background. The colors really pop on a monitor or phone.


2015 Color Periodic Table with Charges

2015 Color Periodic Table with Charges

Element Charges Periodic Table

This printable table lists the most common charges or oxidation states carried by atoms of each element. The table is available in either black/white or color in PDF file or PNG image format. It contains the essential element facts, so you can use it as a standard periodic table just fine.


Electronegativity Periodic Table

Electronegativity Periodic Table

Electronegativity Periodic Table

This free periodic table is color-coded to indicate the electronegativity of an atom of an element. Electronegativity is a trend naturally exhibited in the periodic table, but as you can see, it’s not a hard-and-fast trend. Use the table to write the names of compounds and to predict chemical reactions. It’s also interesting to see where the elements deviate from periodicity. This printable periodic table also contains the essential element facts needed for common calculations.


PeriodicTable_AtomicRadius

Periodic Table Showing Size of Atoms

Atomic Radius Periodic Table

This color periodic table shows the relative sizes of each atom. The diameter of each atom is scaled relative to the largest element atom: cesium. This is a fun table to use when you’re considering periodic table trends because it shows how atomic radius actually decreases as you move across a period, even though the atoms gain more mass. The size trend goes along with the rainbow colors.


Colored Bar Periodic Table

This chart has a black background with white text. Colored bars are used to distinguish between the element groups. We were aiming for a subtle rainbow effect here. This is a nice table for a screen saver or to look up information on a mobile device. Visit this table’s page to get details about its features. It’s easy on the eyes in a darkened room.

Bar Periodic Table

Bar Periodic Table


Element Discovery Dates Periodic Table

Each element cell of this table cites the year in which that element was discovered. The coloring of the tiles groups elements according to the time periodic of their discovery. See if you can spot the first manmade element. Here’s a hint: the element symbol starts with a “T”.

Element Discovery Periodic Table

Element Discovery Periodic Table



Color Periodic Table Wallpaper with Element Melting Points

Color Periodic Table Wallpaper with Element Melting Points

Melting Point Periodic Table

This brightly-colored periodic table contains the melting points of the elements. Usually these values are cited at STP, so if you’re using a different temperature or pressure, expect some deviation from the value. It’s mostly guide to help illustrate periodic table trends.


 

Color Periodic Table of the Elements with Boiling Points

Color Periodic Table of the Elements with Boiling Points

Boiling Point Periodic Table

This colorful periodic table contains the boiling points of each element. Of course, the boiling point depends on atmospheric pressure. Notations indicate whether the value is at sea level or not.


Rainbow Cat Periodic Table

Rainbow Cat Periodic Table

Periodic Table of Cats – Extended Version

This version of the Cat Periodic Table is similar to the Table above, but includes each element’s atomic mass. Now the table is both fun and useful. This table comes in a variety of backgrounds, because… cats! It’s a fun-looking table, yet functional, too.


 

Christmas Periodic Table

Christmas Periodic Table

Christmas Periodic Table

The Christmas periodic table features different holiday shapes to represent the element groups. The table has a festive snowflake background. Be sure to check out all of our other holiday periodic tables, too.


Periodic Table in Space

Periodic Table in Space

Futuristic Periodic Table Wallpaper

Here is another HD periodic table wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. This one features translucent element tiles and a space-theme background. We like this one as a monitor screensaver. Open the image and right-click to save it to your device.


Science Notes Original Periodic Table Wallpaper

Science Notes Original Periodic Table Wallpaper

Color Periodic Table Wallpaper

This is a high resolution periodic table that can be used as a wallpaper for your desktop or mobile device. It includes element groups, atomic numbers, element symbols, element names, and atomic weights. Several new variations of this table are now available, including a PDF file. For example, here’s an interesting inverted color scheme based on the same periodic table:

Inverted Color Periodic Table

Inverted Color Periodic Table


Tabla Periodica de los Elementos en Color

Tabla Periodica de los Elementos en Color

Periodic Table of the Elements in Spanish

This printable periodic table contains the names of each element in Spanish. That makes it “Tabla Periódica de los Elementos”. It also contains each element’s number, symbol and atomic mass. There is also a black and white version available.


Farbperiodensystemsder Elemente

Farbperiodensystemsder Elemente

Periodic Table of the Elements in German

If you ever needed a German periodic table, or just curious what one looks like, check out this one. This “Periodensystem der Elemente” contains each element’s name in German along with the atomic number, symbol and mass. Also available in black and white.


Color Periodic Table with Shells

Color Periodic Table with Shells

Periodic Table with Electron Shells

Tired of figuring out electron configurations or just want to check your work? This printable table shows element name, symbol, number, group, and also the filling of the electron shells. It’s one of the most comprehensive periodic tables on the site.


Periodic Table Wallpaper

Periodic Table Wallpaper

How To Use a Periodic Table

Learn how to read a periodic table. Now you have a periodic table, are you sure you know how to use it? Here’s a look at the type of information you’ll find on a typical periodic table and how to use it to answer questions about the elements.


Element 1 - Hydrogen

Periodic Table Element Cells

This is a collection of individual element cells that you can save and print. Individual element cells are supplied as PNG files, You may also download the entire collection of elements as a PDF file. A few color variations are available, including a black and white set of tiles.


 

Outer Orbital Block Periodic Table

Outer Orbital Block Periodic Table

Electron Orbital Periodic Table

The printable periodic table is organized according to the outermost electron shell or electron orbitals. This table makes the trend obvious and highlights why the table has the shape we are familiar with.


Periodic Table Metals Nonmetals and Metalloids

Periodic Table Metals Nonmetals and Metalloids

Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals Periodic Table

This is a collection of printable periodic tables that show the metals, metalloids (semimetals), and nonmetals as well as the properties of these important element groups. The properties of these element groups are listed, too.


Density Periodic Table

Each element cell contains a bar that shows the element’s density relative to osmium, the most dense element. The state of matter, group, period, element name, element atomic number, and atomic mass are also given on this colorful table.

Density Periodic Table

Density Periodic Table



New Color Periodic Chart

Here’s a new periodic chart for you, using a metallic-looking color scheme. It’s available with either a black or a white background and 2015 element data.

Color Periodic Chart

Color Periodic Chart



 

 

Fireworks Periodic Table

Periodic Table of Fireworks

Periodic Table of Fireworks

The fireworks periodic table shows which elements are important in fireworks and pyrotechnics. It’s color coded, too.


Original Printable Periodic Table

This is the original periodic table at Science Notes and About.com Chemistry. It’s not as accurate as the newer tables given here, but a lot of you request it, so here it is:

Printable Periodic Table Wallpaper

Printable Periodic Table Wallpaper


Most Popular Color Printable Periodic Table

While the 2015 version of this table tops the page, some readers still seek the original version Here you go.

Muted Colors Printable Periodic Table

Muted Colors Printable Periodic Table

Want the latest and greatest printable periodic tables? Select a table from the 2015 collection.

The new printable table replaces this popular table listed below. The only difference is the atomic masses:

Color Printable Periodic Table

Color Printable Periodic Table

The color printable periodic table uses muted hues that are easy on the eyes, so you can have pretty colors and still read the data clearly. They make a rainbow! The table is available with a transparent background (appears white, but it’s actually clear) or a black background. It includes all the usual essential element data: element groups, atomic numbers, atomic weights, symbols, and element names. The element group key is posted directly below the periodic table.

Printing Instructions for the Printable Periodic Tables

You can either print the HD image file (PNG) or else you can open and print the PDF files. It’s a simple matter to spread out the image over several pages to make a large wall poster, too.

Special Requests

Would you like to see a different color scheme, the periodic table in a different language, a periodic table for a particular holiday, or the element groups assigned differently? Let us know and we’ll make up a table for you!

Printable Periodic Table Terms of Use

Please feel free to print these tables for personal use and to hand out to students. You can post them in your classroom, lab, kitchen, etc. and display them on your phone and computer. We only ask you don’t copy and post the periodic tables on your own website.



57 thoughts on “Printable Periodic Tables

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  3. Wes

    Can you make a 4-D Periodic Table of the Elements? The 4th dimension would be time. The table would be animated so that the elements appear in compressed time in the sequence that they were discovered (or invented). Say 1 second = 5 years.
    That would be cool….right?

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    1. Todd Helmenstine

      In 1990, the IUPAC accepted Aluminium as the correct spelling. A few years later, they listed ‘aluminum’ as an acceptable alternative. They did the same thing with cesium and caesium. The periodic table on the IUPAC site even has an asterisk for both of these elements with a note showing both spellings are acceptable. Another element with two different spellings is ‘sulfur’ and ‘sulphur’. Sulfur became the official spelling at the same 1990 meeting.

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    2. John Sloman

      I am English but teach in an American school. I have to remember the variations in spelling and/or pronunciation when I am in class and aluminum/aluminium is one of them.

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  6. Virgil McCullough

    Hi Todd,
    I have a question about permission/use for some educational online courseware. Is there a way to connect off this page?

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  12. Maggie

    I would like to print a poster size of the color coded periodic table with the black background. Do you have a high resolution file I can use to print for my classroom.

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    1. Todd Helmenstine

      Which table are you trying to print poster sized?
      I have found the PDF files blow up nicely, but not many of these tables have a PDF link for the black background versions. I can create one for you once I know which one you’d like.

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      1. Maggie

        The glass tiles with a black background. Once you click on the glass tiles periodic table, there is also a color coded periodic table with all of the families labeled but with a black background. It’s really awesome.

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      2. Maggie

        The periodic table titled glass tiles. Once you click on the link, there is a beautiful periodic table with a black background. Thank you for your help.

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        1. Todd Helmenstine

          Here is a link to a PDF version of the glassy tile periodic table with black background. The PDF scales up nicely to whatever size you’d like without losing a lot of the resolution. You can also print using the ‘Poster’ settings in the print dialog to spread it out over several sheets of paper you can assemble later.

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  16. Bobbie

    This is good stuff. My daughter is graduating from College this fall and teaching Middle School Science. May she use this material in her classroom? She wouldn’t profit from doing so. I don’t know if there are rules regarding use.

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    1. Anne Helmenstine Post author

      She can make all the handouts, slides, and posters she needs. The only restriction is that we ask people not put these tables on personal, school, or business websites. Google gets confused and the end result is no one can find the original table online. Links to the table are welcome.

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  18. John Keslick

    Can you send me a big table of the elements, color, so I can use in teaching tree biology to children?

    Sincerely,
    John A. Keslick, Jr. FBNTB
    Consultant Tree Toucher.
    Professional Educator.
    COUNTY OF CHESTER-Tree Biologist.
    Healing.

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    1. Anne Helmenstine Post author

      Kinko’s or any other printer can make the periodic table PDF or PNG as big as you like it. What we do for posters is just use a home printer and spread the image out over multiple sheets of paper and tape them together. If you want a huge, high-quality image, have a professional printer do it.

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      1. Allen Seay 901-821-9475

        Dr. Helmenstine, several months ago you put out an email showing all of the Nobel prize winners in chemistry since the late 1800’s or the early 1900’s. I just had internet/email set up at my house in January 2015 for school purposes and I don’t know how to engage with face book or the other current high tech options that are around. Would you be willing to bring those biographies back up again and define what areas of chemistry they got their Nobel prizes in whether it was in general, organic, physical, or analytical chemistry? I would like to see the American Chemical Society print a hard back book showing all of the Nobel prize winners in chemistry

        The Nobel Memorial Laureates in Economics, An Introduction to Their Careers and Main Published Works by Howard Vane and Chris Mulhearn, was published in 2005 and the ISBN is 1843766000. Could you contact the American Chemical Society and see if they would be willing to do the same thing?

        Can you suggest a basic or higher level chemistry set that I can purchase and use at home for my own personal fun, enjoyment and learning?

        I saw and pulled off three copies of The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments by Robert Brent that was published by Golden Press in 1960. I got a real kick out of reading that! I passed a copy of The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments to one of my nephews who has two young sons in elementary school in the Memphis area so they can pull ideas from it.

        I will really look forward to your
        reply. Thank you

        .

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        1. Anne Helmenstine Post author

          Here’s my list of Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry. Biographies are hyperlinked.

          For my own use, I got one of the higher end Thames and Kosmos chemistry sets. Those sets are aimed at helping people learn and explore chemistry. Amazon carries them, plus they can be found at some toys stores.

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        2. Anne Helmenstine Post author

          As for identifying the branch of chemistry in which Nobel prizes were won… that’s a tough call to make, since there is so much overlap and since sometimes the winners are engineers, physicists, or other scientists, not strictly chemists. I myself am an interdisciplinary scientist. I don’t think I could self-identify with just physicist, chemist, biologist, astronomer, much less break it down into a sub-discipline lol.

          I should really post The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments over here on Science Notes :) I’m not sure who in the ACS one might contact about republishing a book.

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    1. Anne Helmenstine Post author

      Sure — you’re welcome to print it for a design on a gift. It’s only a problem if you were making shirts or whatever to sell. Let me know if you have any trouble printing it :)

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  19. John Sloman

    Hi Anne and Todd, on the periodic table with valencies, you have given manganese a maximum valence of 4. Should this not be 7 as in permanganates? Great tables, I use them a lot in my classes in an American School here in Spain.

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  20. SERENA

    Please do you have a copy of the periodic table in Polish? I’m having difficulty finding one online, that I can print off for a student. I can only find an interactive version.
    Thanks

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    1. Anne Helmenstine Post author

      We can see if that’s possible. What is the URL of the interactive version? A quick search did not show the table in Polish, but that could be because we’re only seeing results in English (searching from the US).

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  22. Anonymous Guest

    @AnneHelmenstine-Please tell me that what number element has been discovered at the Nishina centre in Riken, I will name it Nishinium

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  23. Manon Corman

    I’d love a portable one, a small one that can be plastified and fit into a pencil case… is that a possibility? I used to have one that was split with one part on the front and the other on the back but it died… Thanx!

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  24. Manon Corman

    I’m a high school teacher and I find the electronegativity one and the atomic size one super helpful for the students. Do you also have one with reactivity and with ionization energy?

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