Talk:Periodic table (crystal structure)

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  • Try to make the page for all elements, not only for metals. Just say what crystal structure do the elements have at the melting point under normal pressure.
  • transform the usual crystal strycture section in a sort of legend.
  • add some intro.
  • get more referrences.

Nergaal (talk) 15:43, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Nice proposal to generalize to non-metal elements. Look all the data up for melting temperature, please! :-) Btw: There are elements like He, C and As with doesn't melt at 1 bar -- okay we should take the sublimate temperature, I guess. Fore those lattices with have not a unique single lattice paramter (hcp, dhcp other unusal lattices), we should give the lattice paramater (or their ratios?). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:40, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

The metalloids (C), Si, Ge, (alpha-Sn) could be added because all have the regular and well known diamond crystall structur. Also As may be added if we have already Sb in the table! Then As, Sb & Bi has similar crystal structure. (talk) 15:42, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

But, currently Si and Ge are mislabeled as simple cubic. These need to be labeled as diamond cubic (which needs to be added to the legend). Hermanoere (talk) 21:48, 21 January 2016 (UTC)


Wouln'd a better page title be more like: "Crystal structure of [the] chemical elements"? -DePiep (talk) 16:00, 6 April 2015 (UTC)