What is the element in Group 17, Period 3?
All you have to do to answer this question is take a quick look in the Periodic Table of Elements.
You can pinpoint any element by using two coordinates
- its period number, which tells you the horizontal row on which it is located
- its group number, which tells you the column in which it is located
So, let's start with the period. You know that your element is located in period 3, so count three horizontal rows from the top of the table
Now move on to the group. You know that your element is located in group 17, so count seventeen columns from the left of the table, or one column from the right of the table, if that's easier.
If you do everything right, you should land on chlorine,