Periodicity and the Periodic Table
The periodic table is much more than a simple listing of the symbols of the elements with additional information about each element. The position of an element on the periodic table indicates many of the element’s properties. In addition, the position gives information on how the properties of an element relate to those of its neighbors. However, watch out for exceptions to the general trends.
The Problems You’ll Work On
In this chapter, you work with periodicity and the periodic table in the following ways:
Recognizing element symbols
Understanding the structure of the periodic table
Identifying periodic trends
Note: For reference, you can find the periodic table in the Appendix.
What to Watch Out For
Don’t let common mistakes trip you up; remember the following when working on periodicity and the periodic table:
The position of an element on the periodic table gives important information.
Don’t confuse periods (rows) with groups (columns). ...