Overview of the Actinide and Lanthanide (the f ) Elements

  title={Overview of the Actinide and Lanthanide (the f ) Elements},
  author={Glenn Theodore Seaborg},
The chemical properties, ion exchange behavior, oxidation states, ion types and stability, ionic radii, electronic structure, and crystal structure of the 14 actinides (plus actinium) and 14 lanthanides (plus lanthanum) are discussed on comparative basis. The analogous positions of these two groups of elements in the periodic table are discussed. Also included are tables identifying the discoverers of these 30 elements and a discussion of the practical application of many of them. 

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