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Chemical Elements

Atoms are the primary building blocks of ordinary matter, and they come in many different varieties, known as elements. Use Wolfram|Alpha to explore the elements of the periodic table. Learn about the different groups of elements, from alkali metals to noble gases.


Find out about different elements.

Find the number of elements:

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Specify an element by symbol:

Specify an element by atomic number:

Compare several elements:

Classes of Elements

Learn about classes of elements, which are organized on the periodic table by the rows, called periods, and columns, called groups.

Get information about a class of chemical elements:

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Find elements meeting given criteria:

Plot a property for a class of elements:

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Element Properties

Query for elemental properties.

Request a property of a chemical element:

Compare properties of multiple elements:

Sort the elements by a property:

Request a particular class of data about an element:

Do computations using properties of chemical elements: