There’s no doubt what’s going on inside this building at the University of Murcia in Spain.
All 118 of the periodic table’s known elements were recently affixed to the side of the chemistry department building in a grand and colorful fashion. The installation, comprised of metal squares that are each about 2.5 ft. X 2.5 ft., covers a grand total of about 492 sq. feet.
The dean of the faculty of chemistry recently told Chemistry World that the structure, which was sponsored by 12 local companies, was designed to promote value of chemistry.
“We want to send a positive message to society about chemistry, and about how much chemistry has contributed to the wellness of society,” he said.
Chemistry World notes that while other giant periodic tables have been built for specific events, this is the largest the publication knows of that has been permanently installed.