What is the difference between Periods and Groups? - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

What is the difference between Periods and Groups?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Jan 25, 2020

+ Answer
Request

1 Answer

J. Alfie

I Write for myself and many other clients. Blog post, Article writing and writing for ProProfs is my daily thing.

J. Alfie, Content Writer, Masters in Literature, Dallas,Texas

Answered Jul 15, 2019

The ancient chemists used the concept of groups and periods to arrange the elements in rows and columns. The periods are horizontal rows, counting from left to right, while groups, also called families are vertical columns, counting from top to the bottom. We have seven (7) periods and eighteen (18) groups. The elements in a group have similar physical and chemical properties. The elements in the same periods share the same electron configuration, and they have equal numbers of valence...Read More
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.