Single Idea 17417

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / E. Chemistry / 3. Periodic Table]

Full Idea

The order of shell filling has not yet been deduced from first principles, and this issue cannot be avoided if one is to really ask whether quantum mechanics explains the periodic system in a fundamental manner.

Gist of Idea

To explain the table, quantum mechanics still needs to explain order of shell filling

Source

Eric R. Scerri (The Periodic Table [2007], 09 'From')

Book Reference

Scerri,Eric R.: 'The Periodic Table' [OUP 2007], p.229