This is my first question on this forum. I'm a young postgraduate in Chemistry at the University of Turin (Italy).
Sometime I think about periodic table and I can't understand why now we can't draw it in this way.
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It's a long time since atomic theory was developed and we still use old classification still based often on phisical and chemical behaviour of elements. Why we don't start to show a table based wholly on electonic configuration?
Many chimical and phisical behaviour depends by electronic configuration and such a table could show how much is strong the dependence and where there are exceptions. Maybe helping to understand visually why. Infact, for istance, also the so called "noble metals" stay in a position that share some analogies with "noble gas" and so on...
P.S. notably this table show exactly 120 elements that is a number quite simple
I hope my question is in the right place and not trivial.