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Periodic table

The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties, whose adopted structure shows periodic trends. Generally, within one row (period) the elements are metals on the left, and non-metals on the right, with the elements having similar chemical behaviours being placed in the same column. Table rows are commonly called periods and columns are called groups. Six groups have accepted names as well as assigned numbers: for example, group 17 elements are halogens; and group 18 are noble gases. Also displayed are four simple rectangular areas or blocks associated with the filling of different atomic orbitals.

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Contributed by Nicholas Friday Lockyear

I took AP Chemistry last year, and often watched this video to remind myself chemistry CAN be fun (if spoken fast enough with song!) I had a friend who had to memorize all of the elements. I showed her this song, and she knows up to barium! Very catchy! It's the perfect background music to any chemistry related studying. Enjoy!

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Crash Course on The Periodic table

Contributed by Selena Gilbert

If you need help memorizing the periodic table or would like to learn the elements in a different way, I suggest following this blog where there visually represent every element as a type of person (this could be the person who discovered the element or an awesome caricature of the element's attributes) or as a type of energy.

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

Great video that describes just what exactly a periodic table is and all the information you can gain from it

Contributed by Erin Koren

There are many different periodic tables you can find online each with varying degrees of helpfulness. This was my favorite one, and it got me through CHM 115 with a 99%

Contributed by Erin Koren

And even more trends!

Contributed by Mariam Mostamandy

Periodic table trends from Khan Academy -- really helpful for all of those overwhelming elements!

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