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Jan 16, 2016

The table is intentionally set up to reflect "trends" in the physical build-up of the atoms, as well as grouping their properties.


You can pick any property of elements and direction on the Periodic Table (up, down, left, right, diagonal up or down) and you will find an increase or decrease. That is how the table was intentionally set up, to allow us to see the similarities and differences of the elements in a visual format.