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This article provides basic information on the chemical elements and their arrangement into a periodic table based on recurring similarities in the fundamental nature of the elements. These elements follow a periodic pattern related to the electron configuration that allows them to be arranged into the convenient periodic table.

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Periodic Table of Elements, Corrosion: Materials, Vol 13B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2005, p 649–650,

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