Question #22d59

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Dec 14, 2014

Will the elements as a whole group be changed?
Will the individual elements themselves be changed?
Will the periodic table be changed?

As a whole group, no. Many of the elements we have on the periodic table are basically cemented in terms of knowing their properties.

As individual elements, there are a few elements that only exist for a very short period of time, so studying them can be difficult. In that sense I could imagine some elements having things changed. Not all the names of elements have been set in stone.

In terms of the arrangement of the periodic table, it could be changed; however, the current ordering of the periodic table is a very useful tool. The periodicity and diagonal trends are very easily seen in its current state.
But one day, maybe their will be a better arrangement.