Metals Periodic Table (With Images)

Metals Periodic Table

Metals contribute the major part of the periodic table. Almost 78% of the elements present on the periodic table are metals.

You can see that the metals are located on the left side of the periodic table.

Well there are many more things about the metals of periodic table. 

So let’s dive right into it.

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What exactly are the metals?

metals examples

Metals are the elements which are usually hard and shiny, and they can conduct heat and electricity through it.

Metals are highly ductile as well as malleable, that means they can be drawn into thin wires and sheets.

During a chemical reaction, metals lose the valence electrons and form a positive ion.

You have already seen a few metals like iron, gold, silver, aluminum, copper, etc.

Now let’s see the different types of metals on the periodic table.

Alkali metals periodic table

Alkali metals periodic table

Alkali metals are present in the group 1 of the periodic table.

Alkaline earth metals periodic table

Alkaline earth metals periodic table

Group 2 elements of the periodic table are known as Alkaline earth metals.

Transition metals periodic table

Transition metals periodic table

The elements lying from group 3 to group 11 are classified as transition metals.

Inner transition metals periodic table

Inner transition metals periodic table

The inner transition metals are placed at the bottom of the periodic table.

The inner transition metals are the part of transition metals only, but they are lying in the inner section of the transition metals. Hence they are known as inner transition metals.

Post transition metals periodic table

Post transition metals periodic table

The post transition metals are the metals between the transition metals and metalloids.

Rare earth metals periodic table

Rare earth metals periodic table

Rare earth metals include all the 15 lanthanides as well as Scandium (Sc) and Yttrium (Y).

Heavy metals periodic table

Heavy metals periodic table

Heavy metals are those metals which have higher densities or higher atomic mass.

Generally the metals having density greater than 5 g/cm3 are considered as heavy metals.

In the above periodic table, you can see the metals that show characteristics of heavy metals.

Reactive metals periodic table

Reactive metals periodic table

The most reactive metals present on the periodic table are Rubidium (Rb), Cesium (Cs) and Francium (Fr).

Francium (Fr) is available in very less quantity and it is generally made in the laboratory.

So for practical purposes, Cesium (Cs) is considered as a most reactive element on the periodic table.

List of metals on the periodic table

Here is a complete list of all the metals of the periodic table.

Atomic numberSymbol and Name of element
3Li | Lithium
4Be | Beryllium
11Na | Sodium
12Mg | Magnesium
13Al | Aluminum
19K | Potassium
20Ca | Calcium
21Sc | Scandium
22Ti | Titanium
23V | Vanadium
24Cr | Chromium
25Mn | Manganese
26Fe | Iron
27Co | Cobalt
28Ni | Nickel
29Cu | Copper
30Zn | Zinc
31Ga | Gallium
37Rb | Rubidium
38Sr | Strontium
39Y | Yttrium
40Zr | Zirconium
41Nb | Niobium
42Mo | Molybdenum
43Tc | Technetium
44Ru | Ruthenium
45Rh | Rhodium
46Pd | Palladium
47Ag | Silver
48Cd | Cadmium
49In | Indium
50Sn | Tin
55Cs | Cesium
56Ba | Barium
57La | Lanthanum
58Ce | Cerium
59Pr | Praseodymium
60Nd | Neodymium
61Pm | Promethium
62Sm | Samarium
63Eu | Europium
64Gd | Gadolinium
65Tb | Terbium
66Dy | Dysprosium
67Ho | Holmium
68Er | Erbium
69Tm | Thulium
70Yb | Ytterbium
71Lu | Lutetium
72Hf | Hafnium
73Ta | Tantalum
74W | Tungsten
75Re | Rhenium
76Os | Osmium
77Ir | Iridium
78Pt | Platinum
79Au | Gold
80Hg | Mercury
81Tl | Thallium
82Pb | Lead
83Bi | Bismuth
84Po | Polonium
87Fr | Francium
88Ra | Radium
89Ac | Actinium
90Th | Thorium
91Pa | Protactinium
92U | Uranium
93Np | Neptunium
94Pu | Plutonium
95Am | Americium
96Cm | Curium
97Bk | Berkelium
98Cf | Californium
99Es | Einsteinium
100Fm | Fermium
101Md | Mendelevium
102No | Nobelium
103Lr | Lawrencium
104Rf | Rutherfordium
105Db | Dubnium
106Sg | Seaborgium
107Bh | Bohrium
108Hs | Hassium
109Mt | Meitnerium
110Ds | Darmstadtium
111Rg | Roentgenium
112Cn | Copernicium
113Nh | Nihonium
114Fl | Flerovium
115Mc | Moscovium
116Lv | Livermorium
117Ts | Tennessine
118Og | Oganesson

References:
Iron image: Tomihahndorf, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Copper image: Jurii, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Gold image: Metropolitan Museum of Art , CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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