Metal Element

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Chemical Elements

periodic table metalThe physical properties of metals have characteristic such as shiny, hard, high density, malleable, high melting point and can conduct electricity and heat well.

Abbreviations

  • MET - Metal

Actinide

There are 14 rare earth chemical elements in the actinide series which are between actinium (atomic #89) and nobelium (atomic #102) on the Periodic Table. Lawrencium (atomic #103) in the periodic table is a transition metal, but according to IUPAC it is a actinide.

Lawrencium (atomic #103) is grouped with Transition Metals.

Actinide Element Table
Element NameElement SymbolAtomic NumberPeriodic Group NumberPeriodic Period Number
Actinium Ac 89 - 7
Americium Am 95 - 7
Berkelium Bk 97 - 7
Californium Cf 98 - 7
Curium Cm 96 - 7
Einsteinium Es 99 - 7
Fermium Fm 100 - 7
Mendelevium Md 101 - 7
Neptunium Np 93 - 7
Nobelium No 102 - 7
Plutonium Pu 94 - 7
Protactinium Pa 91 - 7
Thorium Th 90 - 7
Uranium U 92 - 7

Alkali Metal

The alkali metals are found in Group 1 of the Periodic Table and they are highly reactive and usually found with other elements in nature, rarely by themselves. These are silvery colored, soft, low density metals.

Hydrogen is also found in group 1, even though it is classified as a Other Nonmetal. It rarely has the characteristics of an alkali metal, but when it is under extremely high pressure it acts like one.

Alkali Metal Element Table
Element NameElement SymbolAtomic NumberPeriodic Group NumberPeriodic Period Number
Caesium Cs 55 1 6
Francium Fr 87 1 7
Lithium Li 3 1 2
Potassium K 19 1 4
Rubidium Rb 37 1 5
Sodium Na 11 1 3

Alkaline Earth Metal

The alkaline earth metals are found in Group 2 of the Periodic Table and they are name after their oxides. These elements are silver colored, soft metals that will only melt at very high temperatures.

Lutetium (atomic #71) is grouped with Transition Metals.

Alkaline Earth Metal Element Table
Element NameElement SymbolAtomic NumberPeriodic Group NumberPeriodic Period Number
Barium Ba 56 2 6
Beryllium Be 4 2 2
Calcium Ca 20 2 4
Magnesium Mg 12 2 3
Radium Ra 88 2 7
Strontium Sr 38 2 5

Lanthanide

There are 14 rare earth chemical elements in the lanthanide series which are between lanthanum (atomic #57) and ytterbium (atomic #70) on the Periodic Table. Lutetium (atomic #71) in the periodic table is a transitional metal, but according to IUPAC it is a lanthanide.

Lutetium (atomic #71) is grouped with Transition Metals.

Lanthanide Element Table
Element NameElement SymbolAtomic NumberPeriodic Group NumberPeriodic Period Number
Cerium Ce 58 - 6
Dysprosium Dy 66 - 6
Erbium Er 68 - 6
Europium Eu 63 - 6
Gadolinium Gd 64 - 6
Holmium Ho 67 - 6
Lanthanum La 57 - 6
Neodymium Nd 60 - 6
Praseodymium Pr 59 - 6
Promethium Pm 61 - 6
Samarium Sm 62 - 6
Terbium Tb 65 - 6
Thulium Tm 69 - 6
Ytterbium Yb 70 - 6

Post-transition Metal

Post-transition Metal Element Table
Element NameElement SymbolAtomic NumberPeriodic Group NumberPeriodic Period Number
Aluminum Al 13 13 3
Bismuth Bi 83 15 6
Gallium Ga 31 13 4
Indium In 49 13 5
Lead Pb 82 14 6
Thallium Tl 81 13 6
Tin Sn 50 14 5
Ununhexium Uuh 116 16 7
Ununpentium Uup 115 15 7
Ununquadium Uuq 114 14 7
Ununtrium Uut 113 13 7

Transition Metal

Element Table
Element NameElement SymbolAtomic NumberPeriodic Group NumberPeriodic Period Number
Bohrium Bh 107 7 7
Cadmium Cd 48 12 5
Chromium Cr 24 6 4
Cobalt Co 27 9 4
Copper Cu 29 11 4
Dubnium Db 105 5 7
Gold Au 79 11 6
Hahnium Hf 72 4 6
Hassium Hs 108 8 7
Iridium Ir 77 9 6
Iron Fe 26 8 4
Manganese Mn 25 7 4
Mercury Hg 80 12 6
Molybdenum Mo 42 6 5
Nickel Ni 28 10 4
Niobium Nb 41 5 5
Osmium Os 76 8 6
Palladium Pd 46 10 5
Platinum Pt 78 10 6
Rhenium Re 75 7 6
Rhodium Rh 45 9 5
Rutherfordium Rf 104 4 7
Ruthenium Ru 44 8 5
Scandium Sc 21 3 4
Seaborgium Sg 106 6 7
Silver Ag 47 11 5
Tantalum Ta 73 5 6
Technetium Tc 43 7 5
Titanium Ti 22 4 4
Tungsten W 74 6 6
Ununbium Uub 112 12 7
Vanadium V 23 5 4
Yttrium Y 39 3 5
Zinc Zn 30 12 4
Zirconium Zr 40 4 5