posted by Charlie on .
Hello all, how does the periodic table determine the type of bonding of compounds
Elements in the same column of the periodic table tend to form similar chemical bonds with other elements, and have about the same valence. This is because the outer electrons are arranged similarly for elements in the same column, so that the ease of removing them, or the 'appetite' for attracting other electrons to complete electron "shells", are similar.
There are differences in the size of the electron clouds, and these tend to make the electron binding weaker in the larger elememts of a given column of the Table.