periodic_table_period

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

Return the periodic table period.

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:period – The periodic table period of the element.
Return type:int
Raises:TypeError – If the argument is not a str or int.

See also

~plasmapy.particles.periodic_table_group : returns periodic table
group of element.
~plasmapy.particles.periodic_table_block : returns periodic table
block of element.

Examples

>>> periodic_table_period(5)
2
>>> periodic_table_period("5")
2
>>> periodic_table_period("Au")
6
>>> periodic_table_period("nitrogen")
2