PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS RESOURCES

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PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS RESOURCES

WIKIPEDIA | The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements , organized on the basis of their atomic numbers , electron configurations ( electron shell model )  , and recurring chemical properties .

Elements are presented in order of increasing atomic number ( the number of protons in the nucleus )  .

The standard form of the table consists of a grid of elements laid out in 18 columns and 7 rows , with a double row of elements below that .

The table can also be deconstructed into four rectangular blocks : the s-block to the left , the p-block to the right , the d-block in the middle , and the f-block below that .

The rows of the table are called periods ; the columns are called groups , with some of these having names such as halogens or noble gases .

Since , by definition , a periodic table incorporates recurring trends , any such table can be used to derive relationships between the properties of the elements and predict the properties of new , yet to be discovered or synthesized , elements .

As a result , a periodic table — whether in the standard form or some other variant — provides a useful framework for analyzing chemical behavior , and such tables are widely used in chemistry and other sciences .


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