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Periodic table of the elements

  1. Jan 22, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What information can i find on the periodic table of the elements and what does it mean



    2. Relevant equations What is anything.



    3. The attempt at a solution Atomic symbol, the big letter, for the element abervation. The elements name, for the elements name. Atomic number, in the corner, tells elements number
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2008 #2

    chemisttree

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    There is more information in the table than that, of course. Think about "groups" and "periods".

    See here.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2008 #3
    One of the unifying themes in chemistry is periodicity. There are patterns EVERYWHERE in the periodic table. You can work out trends[.i] of many things, such as:
    Atomic radii
    ionic radii
    Electronegativity
    First ionization energy
    reaction with water
    reaction with chlorides

    and much much more. You can also work out the electronic structure (talking about orbitals here, but works for the 'simpler' form too) from it's group and period.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2008 #4

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