Lithium is an element that is part of the alkali metal group. It has an atomic number of 3 and an atomic mass of 6.94. It is represented by the symbol Li. More »

Physical properties are characteristics of matter that can be observed without making any changes to the chemical composition of that given matter. In academic contexts, physical properties are often contrasted with chem... More »

One of the most important physical properties of chalk is its ability to store water. For industrial purposes, chalk makes a good fertilizer and cement-maker. Its permeability allows easy molding and tunneling, and its s... More »

Lithium is an alkali metal that is malleable. Malleability refers to a physical property of metals that relates to a metal’s ability to deform under compression without breaking. Lithium is silver in color, ductile and v... More »

Periodic law, also known as Mendeleev's law, is the concept that the chemical and physical properties of elements are based on an element's atomic weight when arranged by increasing periodic atomic number. Periodic law w... More »

The chemical properties of an element are determined by the electrons in the partly filled outermost shell. This shell is referred to as the valence shell. There are one or more subshells in each shell, and each subshell... More »

Bismuth has the highest metallic properties of any element in group 15 of the periodic table, as it is the only true metal in the group. Group 15 is also referred to as the nitrogen group or the pnictogen group, which in... More »