Q. 44.3( 19 Votes )

Explain how the elements are classified into s, p, d and f- block elements in the periodic table and give the advantage of this kind of classification.

Answer :

Classification of elements


i. The s-block contains alkali metals (period 1) and alkaline earth metals (period 2).


ii. The p-block (period 13- 18) contains metals, non- metals and metalloids.


iii. The d-block (period 3-12) contains transition metals.


iv. The f-block placed separately at the bottom of the table contains lanthanides and actinides.


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