A little more than a century ago, the chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published an early form of the periodic table, which organizes the known elements of our world. His method of classifying the elements was so useful that we still use it even today. We will learn to apply this elegant table to an understanding of atomic structure and properties, including periodic table trends.
Have you ever wondered why it is called the "periodic" table? The elements are organized based on their electronic structure, which results in some interesting trends in atomic properties as you move down a group or across a period. This tutorial will try to explain some of those trends!