Number of Syllables
PE ri o dic TA ble
1. Correct a student who pronounced the word "periodic" in periodic acid, HIO4, the same way as "periodic" in "periodic table".
per i O dic
shorter "e", longer "O"
i as in "eye", because of iodine
also: per I o date anion
2. Explain to your student what is periodic, repetitive, about the table.
chemical reactivity in a column
same number of valence electrons