Click on the symbols to see information about each element. See below for a description of the significance of the colors and a list of group names.
Gray Boxes - metals
Yellow Boxes - metalloids
Light Blue Boxes - nonmetals
Dark Blue Symbols - Solids
Magenta Symbols - Gases
Bright Blue Symbols (Hg and Br) - Liquids
Red Symbols - Radioactive Elements
Group 1 elements are called alkali metals.
Group 2 elements are called alkaline earth metals.
Group 17 elements are called halogens.
Group 18 elements are called noble gases.
Groups 1, 2, and 13-18 are the representative elements (or main-group elements).
Groups 3-12 are called the transition metals.
The two rows at the bottom of the table are called inner transition metals.