What is a unique element?

What is a unique element?

Each element has its own unique properties. Each contains a different number of protons and neutrons, giving it its own atomic number and mass number. The atomic number of an element is equal to the number of protons that element contains.

What is special about the periodic table?

The periodic table also has a special name for its vertical columns. Each column is called a group. The elements in each group have the same number of electrons in the outer orbital. Those outer electrons are also called valence electrons.

Is P metal or nonmetal?

The non-metals or non-metallic elements; hydrogen (H), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), phosphorus (P), sulphur (sulfer) (S), selenium (Se), (Uuo may belong here) and the noble gases form a relatively small group with a step like pattern towards the left-hand side of the periodic table (hydrogen being the odd one …

Should students memorize the periodic table?

Students don’t need to memorise the periodic table. The periodic table is the chemist’s alphabet, and we need to be very familiar with it. But just as you don’t learn the dictionary from cover to cover, students don’t need to memorise the order of the periodic table from left to right to use it effectively.

What is the most used element?


How many metals are on the periodic table?


What is the importance of periodic table?

To summarize, the periodic table is important because it is organized to provide a great deal of information about elements and how they relate to one another in one easy-to-use reference. The table can be used to predict the properties of elements, even those that have not yet been discovered.

What is the least useful element?

Within the standard 92 elements found in nature, most have at least some practical use, the most useless probably being Thulium, which is usually the butt of jokes on the subject, but still has some actual applications (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thulium#Applications).

What can we learn from the periodic table?

The periodic table of elements puts all the known elements into groups with similar properties. This makes it an important tool for chemists, nanotechnologists and other scientists. If you get to understand the periodic table, and learn to use it, you’ll be able to predict how chemicals will behave.

What are the 118 elements and their symbols?

118 Elements and Their Symbols and Atomic Numbers

Name of the Element Symbol of the Element Atomic Number
Helium He 2
Lithium Li 3
Beryllium Be 4
Boron B 5