Asked Oct 20, 2019

Approximately how many elements are listed in the periodic table? How many can be found in nature? What is the reason for the difference?


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Step 1

Periodic table of elements is arrangement of elements in tabulated form. In this, the elements are arranged on the basis of atomic number in increasing order.

Step 2

Till date, 118 elements are known. These are recognised by IUPAC.

Step 3

Out of these, 94 elements are naturally occuring while rest are synthetic.

The difference arise by the fact that naturally occuring elements are found in nature, may be in trace amounts w...

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