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In the periodic table, the elements are arranged according to ________ .

  1. a. size
  2. b. charge
  3. c. mass number
  4. d. atomic number

Summary Introduction

Introduction:The tubular arrangement of chemical elements is known as periodic table. The rows of the table are known as periods, and the columns are known as groups.

Explanation of Solution

Reasons for the correct answer:

Option d. is given as “atomic number”. The number of protons present in the nucleus of the atom is called as atomic number. The atomic number of each element is different from another one. Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as “size”. The elements in the periodic are not arranged according to their size. So, option b...

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