Reading the Periodic Tabl1

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Reading the Periodic Table: Carbon To describe the information contained within each individual box we will use a specific example: carbon. Figure %: Description of Carbon on the Periodic Table Element Name The purpose of the element name is obvious. However, many Periodic Tables do not include element names. For those situations you must memorize the symbols that accord to each element name. Element Symbol Each element has a specific one or two letter symbol that is used interchangeably with its name. These should be memorized. Most of the time, symbols quite clearly accord to the name of the element they represent, as C accords to carbon. Occasional, however, an element's name and symbol have little relation. For example, the symbol for mercury is Hg. Atomic Number As you move across a period the atomic number increases. Similarly, as you move down a group the atomic number increases. In this way, the atomic number represents exactly where in the periodic table an element stands.
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