alternation of multiplicities law

alternation of multiplicities law

[‚ȯl·tər′nā·shən əv ‚məl·tə′plis·əd·ēz ‚lȯ]
(chemistry)
The law that the periodic table arranges the elements in such a sequence that their number of orbital electrons, and hence their multiplicities, alternates between even and odd numbers.
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