Foundations of Chemistry 12 (1):31-39 (2010)

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While most chemists agree on what is a metal and what is a non-metal there is a disagreement with respect to what is a metalloid and what is a transition metal. It is believed that this problem can be solved if two new terms are adopted: typical and less typical metals. These new terms will also help reconcile the European Periodic Table versus the North American regarding numbering of groups as well as the IUPAC numbering which could be as well abandoned in favour of group names as will be shown in the manuscript.
Keywords Typical metals  Less typical metals  Transition metals  Inner transition metals  IUPAC numbering  Group names
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DOI 10.1007/s10698-009-9069-6
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