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How To Use The Periodic Table

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It can be confusing working out the periodic table the first few times you use it.

The vertical columns are the groups, or families.

Horizontal lines are called periods.

Elements in a group are alike in properties.

The top number is the atomic number, and beneath the symbol for the element you see the atomic mass.


By: Stephen

More periodic table advice

Along with the tips given by Stephen these tips will be helpful to use periodic table: One should have the knowledge of electronic configuration and quantum number.Each period belongs to a principal quantum number and all the elements of each group have same electronic configuration in their outermost shell.

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