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What are Vertical columns in the periodic table called?

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Vertical columns in the periodic table are termed groups, whereas horizontal rows are termed periods.

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Vertical columns in the periodic table are 'groups'.

Horizontal rows in the periodic table are 'periods'.


'Groups' have the same number of electrons in their outer shell.

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