Should the periodic table be memorized? Why or why not?
A) Yes. Like the alphabet, we need to memorize the periodic table in order to easily write the language of chemistry.
B) Yes. Without memorizing the periodic table, one would not have any real understanding of how and why chemical compounds are put together.
C) No. The periodic table changes every year. Memorizing it would be a waste of time.
D) No. The periodic table is a reference to be used, not memorized.