How to learn periodic table

In JEE, they expect you to remember the periodic table to a good extent – at least upto the elements with atomic number 36

I will be explaining some interesting ways which will help you to remember it.

Note that you can have other ways also. Below, I will be mentioning the mnemonics which I found to be the simplest.

How to remember Group 1 (alkali metals) ?

H – Li – Na – K – Rb – Cs – Fr

Hydrogen – Lithium – Sodium – Potassium – Rubidium – Caesium – Francium

Hali ne ki rab se fariyaad

How to remember Group 2(alkaline earth metals) ?

Be – Mg – Ca – Sr – Ba – Ra

Beryllium – Magnesium – Calcium = Strontium – Barium – Radium

Bemg a sir bara

Here it may be remembered that Bemg is a person and he has a big head (Sr)

How to remember Group 13(Boron family) ?

B – Al – Ga – In – Tl

Boron – Aluminium – Gallium – Indium – Thallium

Baigan, aloo, gajar in thaila

How to remember Group 14(Carbon family) ?

C – Si – Ge – Sn – Pb

Carbon – Silicon – Germanium – Tin – Lead

Cahe Sita Ji Suno Prabhu

How to remember Group 15(Nitrogen family) ?

N – P – As – Sb – Bi

Nitrogen – Phosphorus – Arsenic – Antimony – Bismuth

Nana Patekar , Asrani sab bimaar

How to remember Group 16(Oxygen family) ?

O – S – Se – Te – Po

Oxygen – Sulphur – Selenium – Tellurium – Polonium

Oye style se tepo (tepo means to copy)

How to remember Group 17(Halogens) ?

F – Cl – Br – I – At

Fluorine – Chlorine – Bromine – Iodine – Astatine

Focal BrIAt (you can remember this in just 2 words)

How to remember Group 18(Rare gases) ?

He – Ne – Ar – Kr – Xe – Ra

Helium – Neon – Argon – Krypton – Xenon – Radon

Heniar-krizeray (just 1 word is enough)

Now , you are also expected to know the 3 – d series

How to remember the 3-d transition series ?

Sc – Ti – V – Cr – Mn – Fe – Co – Ni – Cu – Zn

Scandium – Titanium – Vanadium – Chromium – Iron – Cobalt – Nickel – Copper – Zinc

Shakti Wa Kar Man – Feko Nikunjan (it’s a bit difficult to remember this one but once you learn it, it’s the simplest way to learn the periodic table).

 

Well , these ways will surely help you to remember the table

It’s been a year and I still remember the entire periodic table without even revising it.

Hope it will help you all as well

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