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Where should hydrogen be placed in the periodic table?

  1. Sep 10, 2014 #1
    Hi all,

    I was always of the belief that hydrogen did not belong to any group in the periodic table. After discussions, some say that a group 1 or 7 place might be more suitable. Any opinions would be welcomed hopefully from a physics point-of-view on this topic.

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Sep 10, 2014 #2


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    Has anyone actually asked Hydrogen itself?
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  5. Sep 10, 2014 #4


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    What's wrong with where it's at?
  6. Sep 10, 2014 #5


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    and what, specifically, do you base this belief on ?
    and don't base it on personal belief rather base it on known science :smile:

    from Wiki
    So its a sort of "hanger on" in Group one already

    again from wiki...
    why would you want to put hydrogen in there ?

    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014
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