The wonder boy Piyush, student of 7th Standard, demonstrated his talent of writing periodic table of 118 chemical elements at a recently held Thar Science Festival
By GR Junejo
Mithi: Piyush Kumar, a 7th standard student of Desert District Tharparkar Sindh, has set a new record of writing 118 elements of periodic table in just one minute and 10 seconds.
Studying at the Progress Public High School Mithi, the district headquarter town, wonder boy Piyush, son of Sunil Kumar Anandani, demonstrated his talent of writing the chemistry’s periodic table of 118 elements in one minute and ten seconds at Thar Science Festival organized by Tharparkar Education Alliance here recently.
As the Piyush has set a new world record, he and his parents want the government or any other concerned organization to get his name recorded in Guinness Book of World Records.
Earlier in January this year, Rohan Kumar, a student of 9th class of Tharparkar had arrange 118 elements of periodic table in three minutes and 30 seconds and had aimed to break the record of a Pakistani girl Natalia Najam who had arranged the same within two minutes and 42 seconds.
Rohan is also studying at a local private school in Mithi.
The periodic table is a tabular array of the chemical elements organized by atomic number, from the element with the lowest atomic number, hydrogen, to the element with the highest atomic number, Oganesson. The atomic number of an element is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom of that element.
It was not actually recognized until the second decade of the 20th century that the order of elements in the periodic system is that of their atomic numbers, the integers of which are equal to the positive electrical charges of the atomic nuclei expressed in electronic units. In subsequent years great progress was made in explaining the periodic law in terms of the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. This clarification has increased the value of the law, which is used as much today as it was at the beginning of the 20th century, when it expressed the only known relationship among the elements.