Unformatted text preview: these elements do not react readily. On the other hand, the column next to the noble gases is the halogens; these are one electron short of having completely-filled subshells, so if they can share an electron from another element they're happy to do so. They react readily with elements whose ground state configurations have a single electron in one subshell like the alkali metals (Li, Na, K, etc.). WebElements is a nice web-based periodic table, having all sorts of useful information about different elements. Click on the icon below to check it out....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course PHY PHY2053 taught by Professor Davidjudd during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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