Periodic Table and Atomic Properties

Basic Concept

Periodic Table - A tabular arrangement of elements in rows (periods) and columns (groups) in the order of their atomic numbers. The atomic number indicates the number of electrons in the atoms of an element. Electron configurations of the elements help explain the recurrence of physical and chemical properties. A period consists of the elements in any one horizontal row of the periodic table. A group consists of the elements in any one column of the periodic table. When the elements are arranged by atomic number in the periodic table, their physical and chemical properties vary periodically.

Feature Overview

There are four sub-modules within this module:

This is a clickable Periodic Table that provides easy access to 109 elements and their properties, interactively.

Clickable Periodic Table

This clickable Periodic Table offers many features:

To access the Periodic Table module, select Periodic Table and Atomic Properties from the front page. This module will open on the Periodic Table tab.

There are several ways to use this Periodic Table:

You either click on the Periodic Table tab to return to the table or use the left or right arrow to go to previous or next element's property page.

Menu Access

In the main window, you can access more commands for displaying periodic table in variety of ways.

Select Periodic Table from main menu, or right-click on the table, a drop-down list appears:

Here is the description of each menu entry:

Select Periodic Table > Group Color on Periodic Table tab. The Editing Group Color dialog appears.

There are three groups available: Non-Metals, Metals and Metalloids. Click the Change button on the right to open the Color dialog.

Select the desired color from the color palette and click OK to accept. Click OK again to return to the Periodic Table.

Select the item and the visual definition will appear. Single-click on anywhere will stop the animation.

Select Periodic Table > Find Element from the main menu. The Find Element dialog appears.

Enter the element symbol (e.g. Fe) and click Find. This will open the Fe element properties page.

Note: The submenu options vary on different tabs.