Click on the symbols to see information about each element. See below for a description of the significance of the colors and a list of group names.

Gray Boxes - metals

Yellow Boxes - metalloids

Light Blue Boxes - nonmetals

Dark Blue Symbols - Solids

Magenta Symbols - Gases

Bright Blue Symbols (Hg and Br) - Liquids

Red Symbols - Radioactive Elements

Group 1 elements are called alkali metals.

Group 2 elements are called alkaline earth metals.

Group 17 elements are called halogens.

Group 18 elements are called noble gases.

Groups 1, 2, and 13-18 are the representative elements (or main-group elements).

Groups 3-12 are called the transition metals.

The two rows at the bottom of the table are called inner transition metals.

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