I’ve taken the liberty of reproducing a CHMED-L post from Eric Scerri about hydrogen‘s position in the periodic table.
The position of hydrogen in the periodic system is a much debated topic. Authors have suggested groups I, VII and even IV over the years. Others opt from removing H from the main body of the table, along with He. The official journal of IUPAC, called Chemistry International, has been running some articles and comments on this issue. See the following:
WebElements December 15th, 2009
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