Single Idea 17391

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / E. Chemistry / 1. Chemistry]

Full Idea

The two big ideas in chemistry are chemical periodicity and chemical bonding, and they are deeply interconnected.

Clarification

'Periodicity' is recurrent patterns across the periodic table

Gist of Idea

Periodicity and bonding are the two big ideas in chemistry

Source

Eric R. Scerri (The Periodic Table [2007], Intro 'Per')

Book Reference

Scerri,Eric R.: 'The Periodic Table' [OUP 2007], p.-9