An Alternative Periodic Table

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This version of the periodic table shows periodicity using quantum numbers. Each plate is arranged according to the principal quantum number . Different colors represent different subshells , , , , that is, values of quantum number. Yellow stands for -orbital for alkali metals and alkaline earths; green for -orbitals, that is, the case of nonmetals and semiconductors; pink for -orbitals corresponding to transition metals; and blue for -orbitals in lanthanides and actinides. Moving from top to bottom represents the quantum number and right to left the quantum number .

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (October 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



For more information, see the Timmothy Stowe periodic table in the Wikipedia entry for "Alternative periodic tables".

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