Explore Related Concepts

Elements their Symbols and Valency

In chemistry an element can be considered as the simplest form of any matter which cannot be further decomposed by using any chemical methods. All elements are composed of smaller particles which are called as atom which take part in all the chemical reactions. In other words, an element is composed of similar types of atoms. All known elements are arranged in the long form of periodic table on the basis of their atomic number.
They can exist either as atom or as molecule in nature. For example diamond and graphite are carbon element but show different properties as well as appearance. At the same time the atomic number (number of protons) and electrons are same in both diamond and graphite because both are composed of carbon.

We can see all the examples of elements in the periodic table. Pure elements are composed of atoms with same number of protons. All elements can be represented with the help of atomic symbols such as symbol of nitrogen is N, helium as He and Pb for lead. We can see the atomic symbols in periodic table. Some of the elements are naturally occurring elements while some are artificially synthesised in laboratory.

If the symbol of elements contains only one alphabet, then it is written in capital such as K, N, O, F etc. In the presence of two alphabets are their then the 1st one is capital and the 2nd one is a small letter such as iron must be written as Fe, calcium as Ca etc.

Valency represents the combining capacity of an element. It represents the number of atoms which combines with other elements during chemical reaction. The valency of element depends upon the number of valence electrons in the element.

All elements loose or gain that number of electrons by which they can acquire the Nobel gas or octet configuration in their valence shell. As such configuration provides stability to them. In other words, the valence shell configuration of an element determines the valency of an element. For example; alkali metals show 1+ valency as they have one electron in their valence shell which can be easily lose to for electropositive ion or cation. Similarly alkaline earth metals show 2+ valency due to ns2 valence shell configuration.

The d and f-block elements show variable valency due incomplete valence shell. The valency also determines the chemical reactivity of the element and their bonding with other elements. If one element show more than one valency then the lower valency is indicated by –ous and the higher valency is indicated by the letters – ic such as Cupric (Cu2+) and Cuprous (Cu+) or Mercuric (Hg2+) and Mercurous (Hg+) or Ferric (Fe3+) and Ferrous (Fe2+). Valency helps in the naming of compounds as well.

Best Results From Yahoo Answers Youtube


From Yahoo Answers

Question:Chemistry

Answers:bromine for "s" and "p" orbitals look at the number in front of the "p". it's the row number on a periodic table. the 5 means there are 5 p electrons. look at this periodic table. http://www.ptable.com click on the "orbitals" tab. move around the table and watch how the electrons fill

Question:and i dont want it in the periodic table form i want it as a list of elements and radicals with their valencies alongwith their atomic no. , mass no., electronic configuration, and of course, their symbols.

Answers:here its inter active or color coded and expanded wow for all that i need a local

Question:Specifically, is there a Lewis symbol for the transition metals? All of the material that I can find online only seems to apply to the main groups of the periodic table. Does the fact that the transition metals generally have two valence electrons in the S subshell mean that they have the same Lewis symbol as the group 2A elements or are Lewis symbols only defined for the main groups?

Answers:Because the electron orbital sublevels overlap Lewis diagrams do not exist for transitional metals. You only use Lewis dot diagrams for the alkali, alkaline earth metals and the elements filling the p orbital, especially the non-metals and metaloids. Even the Boron and metals that are filling their p shells don't follow the octet rule and this limits the use of Lewis dot diagrams in determining how electrons bonds are formed.

Question:can u plz give me a list of 20 elements with their atomic number,valencies and symbols

Answers:try this link: http://www.chemicalelements.com there you get information of each element on periodic table.

From Youtube

Creating the Elements - Sixty Symbols :How do stars and supernovae create the elements. More physics and astronomy at www.sixtysymbols.com