Chemical series

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A chemical series is a group of chemical elements whose physical and chemical characteristics vary progressively from one end of the series to another.

Chemical series were discovered before the creation of the periodic table of the chemical elements, which was created to try to organise the elements according to their chemical properties.

Several chemical series correspond exactly to periodic table groups: this is not a coincidence, the physical properties that group them arise from the same atomic orbital configurations that place them in the same group in the periodic table.

The chemical series of the periodic table are the:

Alkali metals (periodic table group 1)
Alkaline earth metals (periodic table group 2)
Lanthanides
Actinides
Transition metals
Poor metals
Metalloids
Nonmetals
Halogens (periodic table group 17)
Noble gases (periodic table group 18)

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Periodic tables

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Lists of elements

Name | Atomic symbol | Atomic number | Boiling point | Melting point | Density | Atomic mass

Groups:   1 -  2 -  3 -  4 -  5 -  6 -  7 -  8 -  9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18
Periods:  1  -  2  -  3  -  4  -  5  -  6  -  7  -  8  -  9
Series:   Alkalis  -  Alkaline earths  -  Lanthanides  -  Actinides  -  Transition metals  -  Poor metals  -  Metalloids  -  Nonmetals  -  Halogens  -  Noble gases
Blocks:  s-block  -  p-block  -  d-block  -  f-block  -  g-block

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