What does the color of each elements symbol represent?

1 Answer
Nov 6, 2016

Answer:

It depends, but likely the type of element

Explanation:

In this periodic table (and in most), there is a key identifying what the colors mean.

http://www.ptable.com/

Most commonly, the color represents what type of element it is (noble gas, alkali metal). This is not always true, as it could be:

  • state of matter

http://www.slideshare.net/westlandesol/what-is-the-matter-academic-language-westlandesol

https://mrsgreenchem8.wikispaces.com/Electronegativity+group+1

or something else. Look at the key if you are not sure.