Metals characteristics variation in periodic table

Metal characteristics differ metal to metal. Metals are located in s,p,d,f blocks in periodic table. Metals prefer to eliminate electrons and mostly forms ionic compounds.


Metals in periodic table

Metals are located in all blocks in periodic table. ( s block, p block, d block, f block)

Metal characteristics

  • Metals prefer to eliminate electrons in their last shell. Therefore they form cations. Also oxidation number of a metal in a compound is positive.
    Examples to oxidation number:
    NaCl : Oxidation number of Na is +1
    CaCO3: Oxidation number of Ca is +2 CuSO4: Oxidation number of Cu is +2