A Revised Periodic Table: With the Lanthanides Repositioned

  title={A Revised Periodic Table: With the Lanthanides Repositioned},
  author={Michael Laing},
  journal={Foundations of Chemistry},
  • M. Laing
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Chemistry
  • Foundations of Chemistry
The lanthanide elements from lanthanum to lutetium inclusive are incorporated into the body of the periodic table. They are subdivided into three sub-groups according to their important oxidation states: La to Sm, Eu to Tm, Yb and Lu, so that Eu and Yb fall directly below Ba; La, Gd, Lu form a column directly below Y; Ce and Tb fall in a vertical line between Zr and Hf. Pm falls below Tc; both are radioactive, and not naturally occurring. The elements with easily attained 2+ and 4+ oxidation… 

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