Science, Tech, Math › Science How To Use 'Periodic Table' in a Sentence Share Flipboard Email Print The periodic table organizes the elements according to recurring trends in their properties. Lawrence Lawry / Getty Images Science Chemistry Periodic Table Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated August 26, 2018 You may be asked to use the phrase "periodic table" in a sentence to show you understand what one is and what it's used for. Example Sentences The periodic table organizes chemical elements according to trends in their physical and chemical properties.The periodic table lists elements in order of increasing atomic number.There are 118 elements listed in the periodic table, although a few elements await verification of their discovery.Mendeleev's periodic table ordered elements by increasing atomic weight.The periodic table is ordered according to periods and groups.Hydrogen is the first element of the periodic table.Most of the elements of the periodic table are metals.One of the halogens on the periodic table is the element chlorine.