Interatomic donor–acceptor effect in f-elements and specification of their position in the periodic table

The lanthanides and actinides are placed in the periodic table. It is shown that they can be located without changes in the structure and in the periodic system as a whole taking into account the interatomic donor-acceptor effects in f-elements. The proposed position agrees well with the physical and chemical concepts on which the system is based. It is shown that Am, Pu, and Np can be placed in groups III, IV, and V in accordance with their basic valence states and the capability to form compounds with a valence greater than the group valence. A short-form periodic table is provided in which f-elements are placed in the reverse order of periodicity.

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The paper published below represents Tresvyatskii’s fundamental study. It establishes the interrelation between the ionization potential and place of an element in the periodic table. Oxides with a certain composition may form only when an element is ionized to the needed degree. Hence, the ionization potential of elements is an important parameter that governs the formation of an oxide. In this regard, the dependence of the ionization potential on the place of an element in the periodic table is of paramount importance. The role of the ionization potential in the hightemperature chemistry of oxide compounds, which underlies modern oxide materials science, is especially significant. The paper is published in Tresvyatskii’s original version.

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Translated from Poroshkovaya Metallurgiya, Vol. 49, No. 9–10 (475), pp. 14–28, 2010.

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Interatomic donor–acceptor effect in f-elements and specification of their position in the periodic table. Powder Metall Met Ceram 49, 504–515 (2011).

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  • periodic table
  • f-elements
  • lanthanides
  • actinides