A printable periodic table is an essential tool for students and chemists. You can place it where you need it while solving problems, mark it up, and print a new one whenever you like. This is a collection of free printable periodic tables in PDF file or PNG image format to save, print, and use. What we’ve 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.
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|118 Element 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. You can right-click the image to download it or grab the PDF file of the periodic table.
|Periodic Table for Kids|
This 118 element 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, black/white, or as a PDF download.
|Colorful Periodic Table|
This periodic table has the names and symbols of all 118 elements. Oh, and it’s also gigantic so you could cover your wall with it, if you wanted. [PDF]
|Colored Periodic Table|
This color periodic table is brightly colored and optimized to fit on a single sheet of paper. It has, along with the usual information, a legend square and numbered columns, and family names recommended by the IUPAC. [PDF]
|Carina Nebula 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. [PDF]
|Blank 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. 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. [PDF]
|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. [PDF]
|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. [black/white PDF][color PDF]
|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. [PDF]
|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”. [PNG on black][PNG on white]
|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. [PDF]
|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.
|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. [PDF]
|Element Abundance in Seawater|
This 118-element periodic table cites the average abundance of each chemical element in Earth’s seawater. [PDF]
|Element Abundance in the Earth’s Crust|
Look up the relative abundance of the elements with this 118-element printable periodic table. [PDF]
|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 a guide to help illustrate periodic table trends. [PDF]
|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. [PDF]
|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. [PNG]
|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.
|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. [PDF]
|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.
|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.
|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.
More Printable Periodic Tables
Here are some more periodic tables you can download or print. Most of these tables don’t include the four most recently discovered elements, but it’s not like you need those for calculations. Some of these tables are classics, while others feature cool artwork. If you see a table you like and want the additional data, post a comment and we can update it.
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|Cosmic Background Periodic Table|
This periodic table features a cosmic or space background. This is one of our physically biggest periodic tables. We’ve got the printable and wallpaper size here for download, or you can get the full-size poster of this table. [PNG]
|Black Light Periodic Table|
Here’s another printable table. This one features a black light color scheme and a decorative border. It appears nearly fluorescent as a wallpaper and makes a vibrant table when printed. [PNG]
|Printable Periodic Table Without 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. [color PDF][black and white PDF]
|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.
|Futuristic Periodic Table WallpaperHere 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.|
|Fireworks Periodic Table|
The fireworks periodic table shows which elements are important in fireworks and pyrotechnics. It’s color coded, too.
|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:
|Glowing Text Periodic Table|
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.
|Black and White Printable Table – Negative Colors|
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.
|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.
|Colorful Periodic Table|
This is another colorful periodic table. 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.
|Color Periodic Table Wallpaper|
This is an older 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.
|Original Printable Periodic Table|
This is the original periodic table at Science Notes and About.com Chemistry (now ThoughtCo.com). It’s not as accurate as the newer printable periodic tables given here because it doesn’t have the data for the four newest elements, but a lot of you request it.
|Early Muted Colors Periodic Tables|
Relax with a muted color printable periodic table that’s 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. We recommend you print the PDF files because they are made for that purpose!
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!
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. You may not copy and post the periodic tables on your own website. You may not sell them or adapt them to sell.