Definition of Periodic table

1. Noun. (chemistry) a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements according to atomic number as based on the periodic law.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Table, Tabular Array

Definition of Periodic table

1. Noun. (chemistry) A tabular chart of the chemical elements according to their atomic numbers so that elements with similar properties are in the same column. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periodic Table

periodic functions
periodic law
periodic migrainous neuralgia
periodic motion
periodic movement
periodic neutropenia
periodic oedema
periodic ophthalmia
periodic paralysis
periodic peritonitis
periodic polyserositis
periodic sentence
periodic structure
periodic structures
periodic system
periodic table
periodic tables
periodical cicada
periodical comet
periodical index

Literary usage of Periodic table

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recent Advances in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1920)
"The rare earth group stands apart from the remainder of the periodic table and contains within itself no indication of the number of elements which it ..."

2. The Origin of Spectra by Paul Darwin Foote, Fred Loomis Mohler (1922)
"A convenient approach to the problem of the earlier steps in the formation of a heavy atom is found in a study of successive elements in the periodic table. ..."

3. Stoichiometry by Sydney Young, William Ramsay (1908)
"Utility of the periodic table.—In Mendele-efs table, p. ... The periodic table has been of great value in calling attention to doubtful atomic weights; ..."

4. Atomic Theories by F. H. Loring (1921)
"CHAPTER XX THE POSSIBLE COMPLEXITY OF HYDROGEN: ITS POSITION IN THE PERIODIC TABLE ALTHOUGH Chapter X has been devoted to the structure of the hydrogen atom ..."

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