Talk:Periodic table

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= The periodic table is an organized presentation of information on the first 118 categories of matter called elements. The thing the indivudual elements have in common is the "number of protons number" or the "Z" number. And they have common Chemical Characteristics. And the Elements are then subdivided into a chart (a periodic table chart) having a number of periods (horizontal groupings) and groups (verticle groups). The Standard periodic table has 7 periods with the relationship of period to group period/group being 1/2 2/8 3/8 4/18 5/18 6/32 7/32 for a total of 118 elements. These periods are then shown in the table in a manner that tends to emphasize their chemical similarities. And the periods have been named and the individual element characteristics described with relation to their position in a family of similar period elements. Likewise The individual elements of the groups are known to have similar chemical properties (like the monatomic (single atom) gases, and elements in the same group are called cogeners of each other. And since the size of at least the nucleus of the atoms is directly related to the number of nucleons it contains, the table should be considered as indicating the properties of the atoms as they are sequentially accumulated into larger size entities. and the process involves the addition of only 1 or 2 nucleons at a time. And finally, there are alternate concept of periodic tables, with different organization of the periods and groups that you should look at, because they might let you better understand the basic relationship of the elements to each other. WFPMWFPM (talk) 20:28, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

=========Alternate Periodic Tables=== Besides the standard Periodic Table shown here there are other Periodic Table format presentations that have have been proposed to to give an organized idea of the relationship of the elements to each other. These are discussed in the article with that name Alternative periodic tables in the more complex part of Wiki and are worth review by persons interested in Chemistry, and/or Atomic subject matters. WFPMWFPM (talk) 22:03, 2 November 2008 (UTC)