Periodic Table Elements in Chemistry

Periodic table elements in chemistry are organized in order of increasing atomic number or the full number of protons in the atomic nucleus, names as modern law of periodic table. According to the modern law of periodic table, the chemical elements are arranged on the basis of electronic structure and properties to classify four categories like s, p, d, and f-block element. The modern law of periodic table comes due to the breakdown of Mendeleev’s (1861) scientific classification on the basis of atomic weight or masse of the chemical elements. In the periodic table chart, the elements are represented by two parts, vertical columns (group) and horizontal rows (period) in chemistry or chemical science. The initial discovery explained by Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev in 1861 and Mosely in 1911 to the Bohr model or scheme suggested the scientific development of groups and periods of the periodic table elements.

The modern law of periodic table suggested that the properties of chemical elements and their compound or molecule is the periodic function of the atomic number.

Periodic table chemical elements arranged in order of atomic number or properties organized to form modern scientific law in chemistry

Long Form of Periodic Table

According to the above definition and explanation, the long form of the periodic table is labeled into three units like left, right, and middle sections for learning chemistry or physics in science. The left section in the table have group IA and IIA define the extremely high electropositive character but very low ionization energy and always shows the positive oxidation number. The right portion contains groups IIIA, IVA, VA, VIA, VIIA with high electron affinity, and non-reactive noble gases. The organization of the middle portion of the periodic table made the relationship between the left and right sections and contains a list of transition metals or d-block and inner transition or f-block elements.

Block of Elements in Periodic Table

According to the modern periodic law based on the atomic number and valence shell electron arrangement of elements, the different types of metals and non-metals in chemistry are organized to form s, p, d, and f-block on the periodic table.

s-block elements

The name f-block element in the periodic table given due to the arrangement of electrons, the valence electron enters into ns-orbital and filled progressively according to the configuration rules. Therefore, group-1 (H, Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, and Fr) and group-2 (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, and Ra) belong to these classes with valence shell electron configuration, ns1→2, where n = principle quantum number, or the number of periods.

p-block Elements

P-block on the periodic table organizes by progressively filled p-orbital in valence shell electronic structure but helium is an exception with electron arrangement 1s2. Group-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and noble gases belong to p-block elements. Since s-orbitals in p-block are already filled and the valence shell electron configuration, ns2 np1→6, where n = number of period.

d-block and f-block periodic table elements

The name d-block (transition series) or f-block (inner transition series) on the periodic table is used due to the presence of progressively filled d or f-orbitals in the valence shell electronic structure. The transition or inner transition family form the ionic chemical bond with metals (s-block) and covalent bond with metals non-metals (p-block). Therefore, d-block elements are placed in the middle of the table between s and p-block with valence shell electronic configuration, ns0→2 nd1-10. The f-block on the periodic table divided into two series like 4f or lanthanides and 5f or actinides contain many missing elements discovered or synthesized by the nuclear reaction of radioactive isotopes.

Periodic Properties of Chemical Element

For understanding the periodic variation of ionization energy, electron affinity, electronegativity, acid, and base properties, oxidation number in redox reaction of chemical elements are very important characteristics for any discussion or information in chemistry or science. Therefore, in learning chemistry, we summarize of physical and chemical properties along the group and period.

  • When we moving down in a group, the size and electropositive character of atoms increases.
  • The ionization energy usually decreases but in many cases increases due to shielding electron or effective nuclear charge. Therefore, the lower member of crystalline solid metals like Silver (Ag), Gold (Au), Cadmium (Cd), and Mercury (Hg), the ionization energy increases.
  • Electronegativity and electron affinity generally decreases but sometimes apparent some exceptions. The electron affinity trend of the second-row chemical element in the periodic table is usually lower than the third row.

Periodic Rule for Chemical Elements

The pair of elements are arranging diagonally to each other in the period table to describe simple relation or chemical properties like electric polarization of contents in chemistry. The diagonal pair like beryllium and aluminum have a similar change/size ratio since the size increasing to the lower period while the charge increasing to the right but this rule can not be work completely for all the periodic table elements.

Interesting facts in the periodic table explaining the common connection between electronic structure and periodically accommodation capacities purpose of chemical elements in short form. For example, 1s orbital can have only two electrons, hence period one contains only two elements. Period-VI includes 6s, 4f, 5d and 6p orbitals in valence shell electronic structure with total of (2 + 14 + 10 + 6) = 32 elements from cesium to radon. Therefore, the simplified scientific formula in chemistry uses to calculate the number of chemical elements in each period of the periodic table families.

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