IUPAC Periodic Table Quantum Mechanics Consistent

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Most periodic tables of the chemical elements are between 96% and 100% in accord with quantum mechanics. Three elements only do not fit correctly into the official tables, in disagreement with the spherical harmonics and the Pauli exclusion principle. Helium, belonging to the s-block, should be placed beside hydrogen in the s-block instead of the p-block. Lutetium and lawrencium belonging to the d-block of the transition metals should not be in the f-block of the lanthanides or the actinoids. With these slight modifications, the IUPAC table becomes quantum mechanics consistent.

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Schaeffer, B. (2014) IUPAC Periodic Table Quantum Mechanics Consistent. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 117-122. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.53020.

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