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On the position of La, Lu, Ac and Lr in the periodic table: a perspective

Chandrasekar, Aditi and Joshi, Meenakshi and Ghanty, Tapan K (2019) On the position of La, Lu, Ac and Lr in the periodic table: a perspective. In: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES, 131 (12, SI).

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12039-019-1713-7

Abstract

The periodic table of elements, organised as blocks of elements that contain similar properties, occupies a central role in chemistry. However, the position of some of the elements in the periodic table is a debate that has been ensuing over the past one and a half long centuries. Particularly, the positions of lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), actinium (Ac) and lawrencium (Lr) in the periodic table have been quite controversial. Different kinds of studies carried out by various research groups have yet left the fate of these elements undecided as the results of these investigations suggested that these elements could potentially be placed in the d-block, p-block or all four in the f-block. Our recent work looked into this question from a new perspective, involving encapsulation of La, Lu, Ac and Lr into Zintl ion clusters, Pb-12(2-) and Sn-12(2-). These clusters were chosen as they provide a fitting environment for the determination of structural, thermodynamic and electronic properties of the encapsulated species. Various results that have been evaluated and subsequently analysed (Joshi et al. in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20:15253-15272, 2018) in order to seek out similarities and differences for making justified conclusions about the placement of all these four elements in the periodic table are the subject matter of this review article.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, C V RAMAN AVENUE, SADASHIVANAGAR, P B #8005, BANGALORE 560 080, INDIA
Keywords: Lanthanide; actinide; f-block elements; density functional calculations; periodic table
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 06:43
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 06:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/64297

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