Single Idea 17407

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

Full Idea

It is the electron that is mainly responsible for the chemical properties of the elements.

Gist of Idea

The electron is the main source of chemical properties

Source

Eric R. Scerri (The Periodic Table [2007], 06 'Intro')

Book Reference

Scerri,Eric R.: 'The Periodic Table' [OUP 2007], p.160


Related Idea

Idea 17412 Elements are placed in the table by the number of positive charges - the atomic number [Scerri]