Group Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Group

Periodic Table Close-Up
Periodic Table Close-Up. Daniel Hurst Photography/Getty Images

Group Definition:

In chemistry, a group is a vertical column in the Periodic Table. Groups may be referred to either by number or by name. For example, Group 1 is also known as the Alkali Metals.

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Group Definition." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, thoughtco.com/definition-of-group-in-chemistry-604518. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 26). Group Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-group-in-chemistry-604518 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Group Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-group-in-chemistry-604518 (accessed June 17, 2021).