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Chapter 4, Lesson 2 Multimedia

Periodic Table

The Periodic Table of the Elements, listing all known elements, numbered 1–118.
  • The periodic table contains information about the different elements that make up all the solids, liquids, and gases in the known universe.
  • Even though there are only about 100 elements, the atoms of these elements make up the millions of substances in all matter.

Periodic Table of the First 20 Elements

A truncated version of the Periodic Table, showing only the first 20 elements, Hydrogen through Calcium.
  • This is a close-up of the first 20 elements from the periodic table.
  • Many common substances are composed of atoms from these first 20 elements.

Element Explanation

A legend for the periodic table, showing what the different numbers and symbols inside of each box represent: atomic number, element name, symbol, and atomic mass respectively.

Each box in the periodic table contains basic information for the element.