periodic_table_group

plasmapy.particles.atomic.periodic_table_group(argument: Union[str, numbers.Integral]) numbers.Integral

Return the periodic table group.

Parameters

argument (str or int) – Atomic number (either integer or string), atomic symbol (e.g., "H", string), or element name (e.g., "francium", string).

Returns

group – The periodic table group of the element.

Return type

int

Raises

TypeError – If the argument is not a str or int.

See also

periodic_table_period

returns periodic table period of element.

periodic_table_block

returns periodic table block of element.

periodic_table_category

returns periodic table category of element.

Examples

>>> periodic_table_group(18)
18
>>> periodic_table_group(24)
6
>>> periodic_table_group("Al")
13
>>> periodic_table_group("neon")
18
>>> periodic_table_group("barium")
2