Where Is Helium Found On The Periodic Table?

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Where is Helium Found On The Periodic Table?

Helium's location on the periodic table of the elements.
Helium's location in the periodic table of the elements. Todd Helmenstine

Helium is the second element on the periodic table. It is located in period 1 and group 18 or 8A on the righthand side of the table. Each He atom has two protons and usually two neutrons and two electrons.

Helium is separated by space from hydrogen because it has a filled valence electron shell. In the case of helium, the two electrons make the valence shell the only electron shell. The other noble gases in group 18 have 8 electrons in their valence shell.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Where Is Helium Found On The Periodic Table?" ThoughtCo, Sep. 8, 2017, thoughtco.com/helium-on-the-periodic-table-607737. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, September 8). Where Is Helium Found On The Periodic Table? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/helium-on-the-periodic-table-607737 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Where Is Helium Found On The Periodic Table?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/helium-on-the-periodic-table-607737 (accessed May 27, 2018).