The Periodic Table

Learning outcomes - after studying this topic, you should be able to:
  • draw out the electron configuration for atoms in the s-, p- and d- blocks of the Periodic Table, including unpaired electrons
  • assign atoms to appropriate groups in the Periodic Table on the basis of their properties
  • give examples of periodic trends and chemical properties used to construct the Periodic Table
  • explain periodic trends in atomic radii and ionization energies in terms of size and effective nuclear charge
  • give examples of essential, toxic and medicinal elements
  • describe how the role of these elements relates to their chemical properties

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Periodic trends
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More on periodic trends
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Shape of the Periodic Table
Description: Chemical properties and electronic configurations
Tags: periodic table | electronic configuration | atomic configuration
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman