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Basics of Biology

Basic Chemistry For Biology

What is the Periodic Table of the Elements?

The Periodic Table of the Elements is a listing of all the known chemicals and their symbols. The first ninety-two elements occur in nature (with a few exceptions); the remaining have been artificially created in laboratory particle accelerators. Many of these elements are important to organic chemistry—in particular, the bonding of certain elements resulting in the formation of organics, such as hydrocarbons and polymers.



The periodic table of all the chemical elements currently known to science.

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