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Chemical series

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Periodic table of elements with chemical the series color-coded.

A chemical series is a group of chemical elements with shared physical and chemical characteristics, although these characteristics vary progressively from one end of the series to another.

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.

Chemical Series of the Periodic Table

The ten chemical series that makeup a part of the periodic table are:

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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