Periodicity in the formulae of carbonyls and the electronic basis of the Periodic Table

Foundations of Chemistry 15 (2):199-208 (2013)

The basis of the Periodic Table is discussed. Electronic configuration recurs in only 21 out of the 32 groups. A better basis is derived by considering the highest classical valency (v) exhibited by an element and a new measure, the highest valency in carbonyl compounds (v*). This leads to a table based on the number of outer electrons possessed by an atom (N) and the number of electrons required for it to achieve an inert (noble) gas configuration (N*). Periodicity of these is nearly complete. The new basis helps to settle the question of the best form of table and related issues
Keywords Element  Periodic  Valency  Carbonyl  Electron
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DOI 10.1007/s10698-012-9155-z
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