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How are groups and periods classified in chemistry?

Asked by MilkyWay (13692points) September 19th, 2010

help, homework!
what does classification in the periodic table mean?
how are the groups and periods classified and why?
plz help!

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The periodic table rocks. While we do not do homework here I want to encourage you to explore it. Each element has a history and unique properties.

This is just one of many awesome sites that can help you appreciate and understand the elements.

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Metals/non metals, gases/noble gases, electron arrangement/different shells, etc.

It’s quite a mind-fuck at first but it makes perfect sense.

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