What are #"f-elements"#?
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The appearance of the lanthanides, and actinides in separate rows (i.e. Periods) on the Periodic Table, that are distinct from the transition metals is probably more a matter of formatting practicality. They would occur as rows, as Periods after lanthanum, and radium, BEFORE hafnium, and rutherfordium, but this would lead to a VERY wide Table.
If you are following me, they would ideally appear at the asterisk, and the double asterisk, i.e. the gaps in the Table. But such a representation would give a Table that would be hard to fit on even on a landscape page.
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