Frank Recommendation for IIT JEE/NEET
It’s not necessary to memorize the entire periodic table, but it’s highly recommended to memorize the first 30 elements. In addition to these, there are a few other elements that are frequently used in JEE questions, but you will become familiar with them as you practice and solve more mock questions. However, for the first 30 elements, it’s important to memorize them without any hesitation, as this will greatly aid you in the subject of Chemistry.
Although avoiding rote learning of the Periodic table can help save your energy and allow you to focus on other important tasks, the tips mentioned below can help improve your memorization skills up to a certain extent, depending on your individual capacity
Tips to Memorize the Periodic Table
Tips to Memorise
- Use Mnemonics: Mnemonics is an effective technique that can help you memorize complex information, such as the elements in the Periodic table, by creating a memorable phrase or acronym that represents the information.
- “Helen He Likes Beer But Could Not Obtain Food”
- The first letter of each word corresponds to the first 10 elements, in order:
- H – Hydrogen He – Helium Li – Lithium Be – Beryllium B – Boron C – Carbon N – Nitrogen O – Oxygen F – Fluorine.
- Flashcards are a useful tool for memorizing the periodic table. Create flashcards for each element, with the name on one side and relevant information on the other, such as its symbol, atomic number, group, and period. Shuffle the flashcards, practice frequently
- Visualize: Try to visualize the Periodic table and the elements in it. Create mental images that can help you recall the position and properties of each element. For example When Fever is High remember Thermometer, where Mercury is High (Hg).
- Practice, Practice, Practice: Regular practice and repetition are key to memorizing the Periodic table. Write out the table multiple times, take periodic breaks, and test yourself to see how much you’ve retained.
- Break it down in calendar periods: Instead of trying to memorize the entire table at once, break it down into smaller, more manageable chunks. Focus on memorizing a few elements at a time and gradually work your way up.
Remember that everyone has their own unique learning style and pace. So, it’s essential to find the techniques and strategies that work best for you and help you memorize the Periodic table effectively.