Order Among Elements in thePeriodic Table
Have you been to a high school chemistry laboratory? If yes, then you might have noticed achart with different colors and symbols hanging on the wall. This is called the Periodic Table ofElements. The Periodic Table is actually a work of great scientists whose curiosity of arranging thenumerous known elements in a logical manner is never-ending.The Periodic Table could actually be compared with a library. Books in a library are arrangedlogically in such a way that books of the same content are in the same division making it easier foryou to find the book that you are looking for.Do you wonder why the elements in the Periodic Table are arranged in such way? In thischapter, we will be discussing the bases of such arrangement and we will find the answer to thefollowing questions:
Why are the elements in the Periodic Table named and given a symbol in such way?
Who are the great minds behind the Periodic Table?
How can we use the Periodic Table to predict the chemical behavior of an element?
How is the valence electron of elements related to their group number in the PeriodicTable?
What are the trends and periodic variation of the elements in the Periodic Table?
What are the properties and uses of each group of elements in the Periodic Table?
Why is it important for us to know the properties of elements and their application to theenvironment and modern technologies? and
What are some elements that are important to the human body?
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